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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flybitten (7 months ago)
Never found it directions s on google were useless
Lukas Krincvaj (7 months ago)
Well worth a visit if you're a fan of Rome. Entry is EUR 6 for an adult.
Herman de Bruine (8 months ago)
Wonderful place, good insight of the origins and growth of Cartagena. Really puts in perspective how old this city is. There is a lot to uncover still, the excavations started late in comparison to other cities. Temple, bathhouse, Domus, sewer, cardo and decumanus etc is all there. But also a bomb shelter entrance (no entry allowed) from the Spanish civil war. Take in account the neighborhood build on top, and you have a great insight of the history of Cartagena.
Steffen Diehl (12 months ago)
Fantastic historical place to visit. Absolutely worth it.
Lynne Mulville (2 years ago)
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