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Barcelona to Cartagena

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Barcelona to Cartagena

Has anyone made the drive from Barcelona to Cartagena? We're wondering where a good place to stay the night midway would be?


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1. Re: Barcelona to Cartagena

Havn't driven all the way but presume your going down the A7 autoroute. This is the coastal toll route. Once free of Barcelona its usually quite smooth running. The old A340 runs beside it which goes through towns and not a smoooth trip.

Journey time is a little over 6 hours and there are several resorts/towns on the coast where you could stop. One is Peniscola which you may find of interest although possibly you would reach it too soon just over 21/2 hours.

Its called the City in the Sea because the old town is built on a rock standing in the sea. It was the home of the second Pope (yes there were 2 for a time 800 years ago) He moved here from Avingnon when France decided to return to the Rome Pope and only Portugal, Spain and Scotland continued support. It was also the setting for the Epic El Cid starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren.

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