Calle Mayor
Calle Mayor
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK9,581 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This part of the city is beautiful to walk around. There are some lovely turn of the century buildings, in various states of repair! Some are just a facade now and others are gorgeously intact and there is also some fabulous street art. Plenty of cafes give the opportunity to pause and absorb the area before moving on.
Written March 25, 2022
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Steve M
Heanor, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We stopped here on our recent Mediterranean cruise. Found the architecture and pedestrian area very good and shops and cafes are good the little train ride around the city is very good.
Written October 6, 2018
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lynjimy
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
This is one street you should visit in Cartegena. The buildings are stunning. Plenty of shops for shopaholics. Bars, restaurants too many to name or choose. Lovely to stroll along.
Written November 15, 2016
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Sellest
Bushey, UK5,225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
Visited here a couple of weeks ago with my 7 year old whilst on a cruise. It is easy to walk here from the dock and it is a very pleasant area to stroll around. Interesting buildings, statues, shops, restaurants and bars. Very clean and well looked after.
Written November 11, 2016
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Michael W
Peyia, Cyprus119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
What a beautiful town! So many great shops and restaraunts. I loved the way the whole town is paved in incredible stone. At night sit at one of the sidewalk eateries and watch the hundreds of people strolling. Weather great, nice sea breeze. Locals friendly. Food wonderful and so inexpensive. The Tapas was yum!! Try the fried eggplant chips with honey and sesame seeds and the mussels. I am drooling!!
Written August 9, 2016
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Sandra H
Greater London, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Calle Mayor is the main street in Cartagena and is full of majestic buildings, restaurants, shops and churches, It meanders from the port right through the centre of town and is a lovely place to take a leisurely stroll, with nearly every cafe having outside seating there are plenty of resting places along the way. The history of the town literally oozes from the architecture and statues that are everywhere, it is very clean and the people are very welcoming. On Tip,if you visit when any kind of celebration day is occurring the town is always packed to the rafters and they close some streets off but if you want to experience the local culture it's certainly the place to be.
Written July 15, 2016
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kathrynNorthWales
North Wales21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Visiting in February, I wasn't confident about the weather. It was warmer and sunnier than I expected due to the sheltered waters of the Mediterranean. I usually visit the Canary Islands in winter which can be windy due to being on the Atlantic Ocean. Cartagena has a wonderful main street stuffed with great shops, tapas bars and coffee shops. The side streets have some great Spanish shops and buildings too. There's a roman amphitheater, plus you can take an escalator and look over the city and an archaelogical dig thats in progress. The Naval port has been very important in the past, there's a naval college, a lovely marina and cafés. Cruise ships stop here from March through the summer season and local staff are geared up to be very helpful to tourists, as they were to me. A friendly waitress told me its very hot in August and I was happy putting on my leather jacket and promenading in the evening of low season. The beach resort of La Manga is nearby, as is the Golf Resort of La Manga. The city was easily reached on good roads 100 k south of Alicante airport, when one can view all the lovely orange and lemon groves and vegetable growing areas, plus the arid mountains.
Written February 26, 2016
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lovesusa
Stockton Heath, UK653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
The architecture along this pedestrianised street is just so interesting. Come into it from the port area and you will pass a monument on your left and 2 statues commemorating the seamen who will have used this port over the years.Starting from outside the Roman theatre you are opposite a city building which is very beautiful - it almost has a french feel to it.

From there you will see modern shops, Venetian type enclosed windows, lovely tiles - just keep looking up. There is a very interesting church and an old casino - meeting place not gambling! - peer inside the windows and you will see a lovely chandelier and wall tiles that you shouldn't miss.

Once you get to the area where the road opens out into a square there is a beautiful building on the right housing - what else! - a bank and then just a bit further along you can enjoy tapas in one of the many cafes, enjoy the sunshine and people watch.
Written November 10, 2015
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Rita A
Paco de Arcos, Portugal1,039 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The most beautiful street in the region without a doubt. Very good terraces. Beautiful balconies with the maintained style wrought iron.
Essential tour.
Written September 4, 2020
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490theos
Southend-on-Sea, UK552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
good shops and many modernist buildings some of which are in the middle of restoration. Pedestrianised.
Written January 31, 2020
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