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Puerto de Culturas extends schedules and prepares special activities for the bridge of August (11/08/2017)

Cartagena Port of Cultures, intensifies its programming with special openings for the bridge of August.

Night boat ride with live music by the bay, guided night tours and guided visits to discover the Forum District next to the Isis Temple or the Museum of the Roman Theater are the big bets for history to become a different experience.

The Museum of the Roman Theater of Cartagena will extend its opening days on the bridge of August, on Sunday the 13th closing time closes until 17.00h, on Monday 14 and on the 15th, Virgen de la Asunción, the museum will be open 10.00 to 20.00.

The Museum and the Theater of Cartagena have become today an important cultural and tourist reference of the Region, both for its number of visitors, since its opening on July 11, 2008 have traveled more than 1,430,000 people, As well as by the different national and European surveys.

In the neighborhood of Foro Romano, on Friday 11 and exceptionally on Monday 14, the nightly theatrical visit The Pleasures of Rome will show us the pleasures of ancient Rome and bring us closer to the wisdom of the goddess Isis.

The Roman priest Apuleius will welcome us to reveal the mysteries of Isis with his mystical healing rituals through subterranean crypts.

The passes for this theatrical visit are on Friday 11, Monday 14 and come 25 August at 21:00.

The price is 12 euros and 6 euros for the Cartagena Club Puerto de Culturas.

Another way to enjoy the spectacular site of 3,000 square meters at night and in a special way is a magical visit of the temple of Isis under the stars.

It is an exclusive visit of the newly discovered temple of the great goddess of the Mediterranean.

A journey full of sensations that will make the public travel under the stars, in search of the wisdom that came from the east, making Cartago Nova a cosmopolitan city.

This night visit will take place on August 12 and 18 at 9:00 p.m. for a price of 10 euros and 5 euros for the Cartagena Club Puerto de Culturas.

In the Roman Theater, the only nightly aatrical visit of August, Aulaeum, under the curtain, the architect Vitruvio, will surprise us in the guided tour of the museum where he will explain the long journey he has made from the Tiber to show us his Treaty of Architecture And to be able to enjoy a final performance in the Theater under the light of the Moon.

The passes for this theatrical visit are August 19 and September 2 and 16 at 21:00.

Price 12 euros and Cartagena Club Puerto de Culturas 6 euros.

The "Sonidos del Mar" boat rides on Thursday in August is a fascinating journey where the tour of the bay offers the experience of watching sunset from the sea, enlivened with live music.

The ship will sail at 21:00, from the Royal Port Scale, the price of € 12, and € 6 for the Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas.

The purchase of the tickets can be made online at the website and in person at the museums and interpretation centers of Cartagena Puerto de Culturas.

More information on the 968 50 00 93.


The Museum of the Roman Theater has its entrance located in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, opposite the Palace Hall, one of the busiest squares in the city and a few meters from the port.

The project of recovery carried out by the architect Rafael Moneo, supposes a trip in the time and an itinerary from the sea to the high points culminating the visit with the unexpected appearance of the imposing stage of the Theater.

After passing the Museum's doors, the visitor will meet the History Corridor.

It explains the urban evolution of the site of the theater from the 21st century to the 1st century BC, illustrated both with a selection of archaeological objects recovered in the excavation and with graphic and audiovisual documentation.

The corridor opens directly into a large room of seven meters high, which serves as an extraordinary setting for the exhibition of the elements that make up the monumental architecture of the Cartagena Theater.

The height of the room has allowed to recreate the first order of the stage facade with the original elements.

Through an escalator you reach the second room, the largest of the museum.

This room allows the visitor to get acquainted with the functions of the Theater in Antiquity, because in addition to its playful function the theater building was the perfect architectural framework for the political and religious propaganda of the emperor.

Its decorative program was loaded with ideological messages among which the introduction of the cults to the traditional divinities of the Roman State through three altars where the symbols of the Triad capitolina are represented, pieces carved in marble of Carrara of great excellence, that They preside over the central part of the room.

Room 2 connects with the corridor under the church of Santa Maria la Vieja, where a Roman house with mosaic is preserved and amortized for the construction of the theater, as well as the terraced walls of the early 13th century church and other medieval remains.

This corridor also has a fundamental mission for the architect, to prepare the visitor for the contemplation he will have at the end of his tour: a complete view of the Theater, as magnificent as it is unexpected.

The exit of the corridor ends in a footbridge that directly links with the circulation hall at the foot of the middle stand.

From this point we have a complete view of the Theater, from here we start the journey inside the monument through the circulation corridors, and through the radial stairs that allow us to go down to the orchestra and go up to the stage to contemplate the partial restitution of the Scenic facade made with the insertion of elements.

Completed the visit to the monument, the exit is made by the Plaza de la Condesa Peralta.

The visit lasts approximately 60 minutes and can be done for free since the museum offers visitors a large number of resources (panels, video, models, interactive ...) that allow the understanding of all the pieces and elements exposed .

In addition you can visit with audioguía or make a guided tour with previous reservation by calling to 968 50 00 93 or in information 968 50 48 02.


The Teatro Romano Museum also runs its activity this week with a number of routes and themed visits in collaboration with Cartagena Puerto de Culturas, so that each day can be a route or a family activity.

On Tuesday 'CARTHAGO NOVA, THE CITY OF THE GODS', a guided tour starting at the Teatro Romano and continuing through the Barrio del Foro Romano and Augusteum at 11:00 p.m.

On Wednesday the family activity 'THEATRUM: PASS A TOMORROW OF THEATER'.

Participants will be able to get to know Roman society through theater, their religion and politics, what the great entertainment buildings in the Roman Empire were like;

The types of works that were represented or the people who acted in them.

The activity and visit to the Museum and Roman Theater of Cartagena, will be at 18:30 hours.

On Thursday the guided tour, 'CITIZENS OF AN EMPIRE', which begins at the Museum of the Roman Theater, and which will continue through the Barrio del Foro Romano and the Roman House of Fortune, and on Friday 'DE QART HADAST A CARTHAGO NOVA '.

The route begins in the Punic Wall that raised Asdrúbal Barca, and conquered Publio Cornelio Scipio, until Carthago Nova;

A tour of daily life with a visit to the house of La Fortuna and the great building of shows, the Roman Theater, built in the time of Augustus and dedicated to his grandchildren Cayo and Lucio, both begin at 11:00 hours.

On Saturday August 19 will be held the nightly AULAEUM visit, ABAJO EL TELÓN at 21:00 hours.

The great Roman architect Vitruvius will offer his vision of the theater with him will enjoy a nocturnal visit to the most emblematic work promoted by Augustus in the old Carthago Nova.

The end of the journey culminates with the unexpected appearance of the imposing stage of the Roman Theater in the light of the moon, there the encounter with the classical theater of the hand of Plautus.

Visitors who come to the Museum will also be able to enjoy the CANTICA CANTICORUM temporary exhibition of Valle de Aybar.

The exhibition introduces us to the world of paper, calligraphy, books as guardians of knowledge, a personal and contemporary proposal where the artist, Mercedes Vallespín 'Valle de Aybar', fuses continent and content, from the words written in the Latin text to The literary sensations that the poem suggests, as well as the PHOTOGRAPHICA OVIDIANA by Joaquín Bérchez, this exhibition is the result of a project that seeks to recreate from the photographic fiction, the current scenarios and the emotional landscape of Ovid's exile.

The magnitude of his poetic legend from distant lands border, as the scenarios lived around the statues or plaques of streets and squares commemorating his person.

Information and reservations to 968 504802, 968 500093 and in the following link.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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