Castillo de la Concepción y Centro de Interpretación de la Historia de Cartagena

Turismo Seguro Establecimiento adaptado a discapacitados

Colina de la Concepción - Parque Torres
Telephone: +34 968 50 00 93 - ext 10

How to arrive

Facebook Twitter

The fortress of the Castillo de la Concepción is the best starting point to discover the city and acquire an overview of its 3,000 years of history. Punic Carthage was founded in approximately 229 BC by the general Hasdrubal before its natural riches attracted the Romans, who made it one of the most important colonies of Hispania. The city was later ruled over by the Moors before its re-conquest for Castilla by the future King Alfonso X in 1245, and in the 18th century enjoyed a period of military splendour when it became the base of the Maritime Department of the Mediterranean. In the 19th century another golden age was brought about by industrialization and the growth of mercantile traffic in the port.

The location in which the visitor sets out on this journey through history is the Castillo de la Concepción. The castle stands on the hill of the same name, which in the past has been home to a Roman temple dedicated to Asclepius, a Moorish fortress, a medieval castle and the siren which warned the population of bombing raids during the Civil War. In addition, the best panoramic views of the city and its natural harbour are those afforded by the fortress, which is easily reached via the panoramic lift to save walking up the hill.

Enjoy a Virtual Tour of Concepción Castle. Click here 


High season (1st July to 15th September)

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00h.

Mid season (15th March to 30th June / 16th September to 1st November)

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 19:00h.

Low season (2nd November – 14th March)

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 17:30h.

Rates and prices


Individual: 3,75€

Reduced: 2,75€

El Adarve del C.I. del Castillo de la Concepción al estar situado en la colina más alta ofrece vistas privilegiadas de la ciudad, desde allí se pueden contemplar y disfrutar panorámicas espectaculares de Cartagena y de su puerto natural. Constituye un lugar extraordinario para la celebración de cenas y eventos.

How to Arrive?

In Cartagena

Subscribe to our newsletter