Molinete Roman Forum

Cartagena, Spain

The Roman Forum Museum of Molinete stands as the entrance to one of the largest urban archaeological parks in Spain. Throughout its various halls, where a careful selection of pieces is exhibited, you will be able to learn about the long history of Cerro del Molinete from today back to the old Carthago Nova.

The visit concludes with a tour of important remains of the glorious Roman era that invite you to stroll through them: the Curia or local senate with its richly decorated marble pavement; the Colonial Forum, the city’s neuralgic centre, the distribution of which symbolised at various levels the hierarchy between the divine and the human; the Sanctuary of Isis where the mystery cults of the Egyptian gods were celebrated; the old roads with cart tracks; the port’s thermal baths and in particular its magnificent entrance portico with its original flooring; and to finish the Atrium Building, with its high walls and pictorial decorations that transport you to the great banquets of the Roman Empire.



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Founded: 2nd century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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GARY RUSSELL (2 years ago)
Great visit very interesting, and everything is well presented and the staff were very friendly and helpful
Viktor Sytarchuk (2 years ago)
Visited Cartagena a few times, but never went to this museum before. And during our last trip we decided to finally spend some time in this museum. We saw great peace of history, part of original roman road and building. Learned some more about their advanced skills to that time. Thank you!
Ashley Weller (2 years ago)
Fantastic, walk through museum. Beginning in a conventional sense before taking through the forum itself. Wonderful how they have integrated the modern and ancient. Probably unsuitable for those of unsure footing, so take a helping hand! The forum paving is 1800 yrs old! If you've got wheels, they have you covered, with lifts on all the stairs. Allow a couple of hours to experience it all.
Katie Godwin (2 years ago)
unique and thoughtful museum, impressive reconstructions, lost one star because the movie at the start didn’t have any sound
Ines Ruiz-Huston (2 years ago)
Great place to visit. So beautiful lots of history
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