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Christmas Fort

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Address: Cartagena Bay, 30394 Cartagena, Spain
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Beautiful way to see Cartagena

We stopped (by car) when the fort was closed, but it wee still fun to wander around the property and see the area. If there is time, id stop again. We also took the tour boat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Torrevieja, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the tourist boat out from the port and took advantage of the free talk and tour around the fort. It provides a great insight into how things used to be and great photo opportunities. This is a must visit spot

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West Quantoxhead UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Like the other reviews, visited by tourist boat, great experience, well presented. Good views. Long enough to have a good wander around in the sunshine.

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Hammondsport, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped (by car) when the fort was closed, but it wee still fun to wander around the property and see the area. If there is time, id stop again. We also took the tour boat out in the harbor near the fort, which is another nice way to see it. Nice historical site. Would recommend.

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Joshua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The Christmas Fort is close to the Cartagena Bay and offers the best view of the old and new city. The entrance fee is minimal 3.5 euros. This can be visited on your own or with a tour guide. The Fort gives one a glimpse into the history of the region.

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Thank Delbe M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Started the day in beautiful sunshine. Took the barca turistico round the harbour. Stopped at Christmas fort for an hour. Very informative and nice way to soak up some of the history and culture of Cartagena.

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Thank Audskelly
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Did not realise that this was in Cartagena until we visited the Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall. Easy to find if your driving - well sign posted. Free parking too and lovely views. €3.50 to enter; staff were very pleasant and spoke excellent English. This place is not huge, but it is steeped in Spanish history and worth... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Interesting fort, great views, made a pleasant few hours trip with a short boat trip to and from. Cartagena has a great naval history, it was most educational.

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Thank Sheil59
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

A well preserved old fort that has many displays and lods of information for the history buff. I travelled to it a boat, but there are catamarans that also do the trip, in addition to this I also had a history of the second world war sub pens and fortifications. A very enjoyable trip

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Thank Dominic M
Cartagena, Spain
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is a very difficult place to get to and you need a car, it is at the furthest point of Cartagena harbour, the route is not for the feint hearted but follow the naval base as you l ave Cartagena keeping it on your left, go past the industrial area and the the old submarine pens until you get... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Slightly out of the way on the other side of the harbor - near the navel base, this beautifully restored fort tells the story of how the Spanish protected the great port during the 1850s. Wonderful visit and very nice people.

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