The Civil War Air Raid Shelter Museum is a place to remember and learn about the recent history of Cartagena, which was a strategic point and prime bombing target in the Civil War. As you pass along some of the galleries and hear the testimonies of those who lived during the conflict you can appreciate how the struggle changed their lives as well as how the passive and active defence of the city was organized. The audio-visual with the actual images and sounds of the war brings home the scale and severity of the war as you experience it inside an actual shelter.
The Panoramic Lift will take you in a comfortable and fast way up to the highest point of the Concepción Hill. Its 45 meters save the existing height between Gisbert Street and the top of the hill where the Torres Park and the Concepción Castle await you with the best views of the city and its bay. Being located on the slopes of the hill where the galleries of the old shelters are located, the base of the Elevator serves as an entrance to the Museum-Refuge of the Civil War.