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The city of Cartagena can be found in Murcia, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa Calida. Thanks to the availability of flights to Cartagena, travellers can enjoy more than 40km of beaches, and for anyone finding themselves along the coast of Cartagena, can bathe in the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor. Among the most well-known coastal towns of the municipality, it’s worth highlighting Isla Plana, La Azohía and Portus, located west of the city, while east of Cartagena you’ll find the covers and beaches of Calblanque.
Making the most of the availability of cheap flights to Cartagena, visitors will have the opportunity to also discover the outstanding heritage and architectural history of the city, which was founded in the third century BC by the Carthaginians. To understand the history of Cartagena, travellers should start their visit in the most important archaeological sites such as the Roman theatre, which is one of the most prolific in all of Spain; Fortune House, which dates from the first century AC; the Augusteum; and the remains of the ancient forum. Together with the important archaeological heritage of Cartagena, the city has military buildings, from the Castillo de la Concepción which dates back to the 13th Century. As well as this, visitors can admire Cartagena’s important symbols of neoclassical architecture, like the Palacio Pedreño and modernist architecture. As for the modernist buildings, there is the unmissable Casa Maestre and Casa Dorada, the railway station, the Casas Cervantes and Llagostera. Booking a flight to Cartagena also means you can visit the region’s interesting museums. Among the museum highlights are the Regional Museum of Modern Art (MURAM), the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology and the Museum of the Roman Theatre.
Anyone booking a flight into Cartagena will arrive into Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV), which is located in the Santiago district of La Ribera, on the north shore of the Mar Menor, some 35km the centre of Cartagena. From Madrid, Iberia operates direct flights to Cartagena and the flight takes just over one hour. From Barcelona there are no direct flights, but travellers can opt for Iberia flights that stop in Madrid. In addition, several airlines offer connections with some of the most important airports in Europe: there are cheap flights to Cartagena from Brussels, Dublin, London and Manchester.
Buses in operation at the airport are run by the Linea de Autocares La Inmaculada which take you into Santiago de la Ribera. From there, other lines run which connect Cartagena with various other destinations in the region, including Murcia. Another option are taxis from Santiago de la Ribera which stop at the airport.
Anyone that prefers to hire a car for their holiday can us the service of car hire at the airport in Cartenga by Expedia, which enables you to hire a car online. On this page you can choose from range of car types on offer from various car hire companies.
Hotels and flights to Cartagena
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