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Enclave Arqueologico de Carteia

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Difficult to find but fascinating!

This Roman site is difficult to find. It is located near the shore of San Roque next to several... read more

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The Roman site itself is fascinating, not at all commercialised, more like an ongoing project... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Nick N
Estepona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Roman site is difficult to find. It is located near the shore of San Roque next to several chemical plants, but google maps gives the good directions and there are some signs in the near neighbourhood. There are compulsory guided tours every hour from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank memberHolland
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The Roman site itself is fascinating, not at all commercialised, more like an ongoing project. However the whole site is fenced and gated and normally closed. Visits must be organised through the San Roque Tourist Office.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Nick N
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. What a hidden gem!!! The tour included discussion in English (and Spanish) from 700BC through early AD and the 1800s farmhouse through a WWII “just in case” bunker! Rather overwhelming when you consider how long we each exist on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Afunlvr
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Visited this on a whim on the last day of our holiday (staying near Jimena). Being a Saturday the whole San Roque area was deadly quiet and therefore so easy to drive to Carteia. Historically it's a very significant site in Punic, Roman and Visigothic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnincornwall895
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in historical sites, this one is a must. It's free, there's a very professional and knowledgable guide and it's easy to get there. Max. 2 hours visit. The tour is devided into 3 parts so you can visit only a certain...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank DavidB5970
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Last Friday we enjoyed our visit to the Roman Ruins at Carteia. Our Guide Alba was very professional and extremely knowledgeable, not only about the site but the history of the Mediterranean area.  It was a pleasure to hear her opinions and observations.   This site...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank sdeen1960
Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you are into Roman or Phonecian ruins then this site is a must. Because of its location, you have to have a guide - but that really improves the experience. We underestimated time and only had an hour to visit - you really need...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Vivienne R
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you're into this sort of thing. It's a tragedy that the skyline and environment are dominated by the modern world. If you want a more complete picture of the site, you have to visit the museum in the town of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We have visited this area for 10 years and never knew it existed! Free entry and guide speaking both Spanish and English.Comprehensive tour which mapped out the settlement. Added bonus was tour of German Gunpost which went deep into the hill. Unfortunately no coffee shop...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank mjw123x
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Well restored Roman ruins. Make sure you use plenty of sun cream as there is no protection from the sun.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Bruno K
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