Punic Wall and crypt in Cartagena: Transport yourself back in time as you explore an ancient past with a trip to the Punic Wall in Cartagena, Spain. Situated at the entrance to the city, it is one of the scarce Punic findings located on the Iberian Peninsula. Explore the mysteries of this people and culture of long ago on this 45 minute tour.
Beneath the brilliant Spanish sunshine and bright blue sky, come take in the impressive sight of the ancient Punic Wall. An archaeological site dating to the III century B. C. , the remains discovered and uncovered are 30 meters long and some portions, three meters high. With both size and stature, it surely represents the first defensive wall of Cartagena, built by the Carthaginians. Ponder this time in ancient history as you view a glimpse of a distant past.
Together with the wall, visit the remains of the funeral crypt belonging to the hermitage of Saint Joseph, built during the XVI and XVII centuries. Within its plastered walls, see the paintings of the death dance which form the pictorial program of the crypt. These paintings offer insight into a macabre past, and served both a moral and educational function in their time.
Remarkable in its imposing scale, allow the picturesque historic scenery come to life as you imagine this world of long ago. Experience this world first-hand with a trip to the Punic Wall and crypt of Cartagena. Enjoy learning and exploring the remnants of a unique and fascinating culture.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Start/opening time: High Season, 1st July – 15th September, Monday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Mid-Season, 31st March – 30th June, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Easter, Monday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. 16th September – 4th November, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Low Season, 5th November – 30th March, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm.