Castle of the Conception (Cartagena - Murcia)

Castle of the Conception (Cartagena)

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This is another important fortification in Cartagena, whose construction dates from the 12th or 14th century, and is located on the hill of the same name. This castle is a symbol of the city on its shield.

Although its origin is not clear, a Greek historian affirmed that on the hill where the castle is located today, there was previously a Roman temple of worship to the god Aesculapius. A recent restoration led to the discovery that the first floor of the Castle of the Conception was built using cisterns of Roman origin.

It is known that, later, the place where the castle is located was also a Muslim citadel, a medieval castle, and the site of a siren that alerted the population to imminent bombardments during the Spanish Civil War.

In this place, with more than 3,000 years of history, one can learn much about the city and enjoy privileged panoramic views of the city and its natural port.

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