Punic Ramparts - Cartagena

 

Useful guide to the Punic Ramparts, one of Cartagena's important historic sites.

 

Places to Visit - Punic Ramparts Cartagena

 

First uncovered in 1989, the remains of the Punic rampart is located on the hill of San Jose (known as ‘Aletes’ in Roman times) in Cartagena.

Dating from around 227BC the rampart was part of the Carthaginian capital city of Quart Hadast (as Cartagena was then known).

The formidable fortification consists of two parallel walls with a 4 metre gap, together with interlinking walls, it was built in the Hellenistic style and surrounded the original Punic city, this particular section forming what is thought to have been the only entrance to the city at the time.

Cartagena is located in the Murcia province of Spain on the Costa Calida coastline.

Other places to visit in Cartagena include the Municipal Archaeological Museum Cartagena the Augusteum.

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