Founded in 220BC by the Carthegenians, Cartagena has persisted in being a major strategic port city for the Iberian Peninsula on the Mediterranean. It was also important for the Romans during their rein of Spain. It has been a Strategic naval port for Spain since the 18th Century. Its rich cultural history has made it a Cruise Ship and regular tourist destination. The Old Town spreads from the port, and is now surrounded by the growing city. This creates a cool old vs new contrast to Cartegena. It was a great place to spend a couple of nights and walk around to take in the History of Spain.
In Cartegena we stayed at an AirB&B in the newer part of town on Calle Alfonso X el Sabio which was an easy walk to the old Town.