The House of Fortune in Cartagena: Explore a world of ancient splendour as you spend 30 minutes touring the House of Fortune in Spain's Cartagena. An enriching experience unlike any other, be transported to a time long ago, as you make your way through the remains of a complete Roman dwelling.
construction of this habitat dates back to the end of the 1st century BC, coinciding with an important process of urban renovation. Belonging to a wealthy family of ancient times, this home offers a panoramic snapshot of domestic life in the Roman period. Visit the various rooms and get a feel for how life was lived in these distant times of the city. With a meeting room, bedrooms, an atrium, and the triclinium where banquets were held, imagine the family that once called the House of Fortune their home.
Gaze upon the many artefacts unearthed in the dwelling as you walk by each display case. Ponder the items that were found here, such as a bust, crockery, paintings, pottery, coins, decorative personal effects, lamps and weights, all providing a unique clue to the mysteries of the past and offering insight into the customs and culture of the period. In the House of Fortune, you'll witness first-hand scenes of day-to-day life in the Roman world.
Sure to impress you and leave you in awe, this tour of the House of Fortune in Cartagena, will allow you to explore a captivating time period of the history of this great city.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Start/opening time: High Season, 1st July – 15th September: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
Mid-Season, 31st March – 30th June: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2.30pm.
Easter: Tuesday to Sunday: from 10am to 2.30pm.
16th September – 4th November: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2.30pm.
Low Season- 5th November – 9th December: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2.30pm.
10 December - 30 March: Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm.
Others: Children under three years of age are given free admission.
The remaining days open only for reservations.