CARTAGENA Puerto de Culturas


One of the most importatnt monument of Cartagena Puerto de culturas is the Theatre.

The theatre was built between 5 and 1 BC, as it has been proven by the dedication of the edifice to Gaius and Lucius Caesar, grandsons of Augustus, who had designated them as his successors.

In the 3rd century AD a market was built over the theatre, reusing its materials, with a semicircular open space which followed the plan of the orchestra. The market was perhaps abandoned after a fire caused by the Vandals in 425. A market quarter of the Byzantines was established on the site in the 6th century AD.

Cartagena puerto de culturas

Dedicatory inscriptions to Gaius and Lucius Caesar.

During the 13th, over the upper cavea was built the Old Cathedral of the city. In 1988 the first remains of the theatre were discovered in occasion of the construction of theCentro regional de artesanía. The archaeological excavations and the restorations were completed in 2003. In 2008 a museum, designed by Rafael Moneo, was opened.

Information’s extracted from Wikipedia, experiences of visitors in Google images

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