Bateria de Castillitos, Cartagena

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  • You can't find any trace of the Carthage that ruled the Mediterranean for hundreds of years, but standing here and looking down at the sea, you'll understand why you've built a base here.
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  • One of the recommended places if you are around, the road to get there is not quite right, not to mention that it makes a very very heavy road, full of potholes and very narrow, once there, you leave the car a few meters from the entrance. The site is divided into two large sections to which you walk, the state of conservation is quite good, the views are stunning and you can practically walk everywhere, we recommend Going with comfortable shoe and make sure that it is not a very hot day.
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  • In the beginning it was some searching. We could not find the small road. Once found and come on the spot, pleasantly surprised. Beautiful view!
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  • An abandoned military base , a cross between Disney and the guns of Navarone The base was built between WW1 & WW2 to protect the port of Cartgena . There are a number of gun emplacements along the coast , but this one houses 2 enormous guns in turrets, a bit like battleships. The guns were built in Britain and shipped to Spain and have hardly ever been fired in anger. The base was closed down in the early 1990s and has seen some minor maintenance to the road and site. The working areas are built with local stone but look more like a Disney castle than a serious military base.. There are numerous tunnels and the small tracks are still visible where the massive shells would have been moved to the guns. The rooms have lots of graffiti inside and all the other signs of having been neglected. The site is a missed opportunity , there is no infrastructure, save a small car park , which is very tight. There are no toilets, cafe , shop or anything. It is reached by a long and quite narrow mountain road. You can use a normal vehicle but care must be taken as the road has lots of blind bends and large potholes. It is well worth the trip as the view is stunning. For those of us from the UK and the obsession with health & safety , that does not exist here, so do not walk over any hilltops without stopping and looking first!
  • This place is amazing. Bring a flashlight and soend 2hrs or more. Too bad it's not better preserved, there is lots of trash and graffiti.
  • Remote but well worth the trip. Just a pity that it hasn't been a bit more cared for and turned into a real tourist attraction. Free and open 24/7. Fantastic views
  • Free entry and great views of the peninsula just be a little careful driving up here, also pays to come a little earlier as there are limited parking spots, great place for the kids and for observation of the sunsets
  • It's an amazing place to take wonderful pictures and spend time with friends.
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