Restored Portico at Cartagena’s Roman Theatre

Exploring Cartagena's Roman Theatre Gateway Image: carm.es

PRESIDENT Fernando López Miras of the Murcia Region Government declared the public unveiling of the portico, a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns, at Cartagena‘s Roman Theatre. Guided tours, set initially for Saturdays in January and February, will showcase the restored western portico, marking the completion of the initial excavation phase.

Restoration Progress: Western Portico Completion

López Miras emphasised the pride in exhibiting and conserving their heritage, envisioning its enduring appeal for tourists. Simultaneously, plans are underway to excavate and restore the central and eastern portico sections, planned for completion in 2024.

Investments exceeding €1 million, sourced from European funds, have transformed the portico’s western segment, including the addition of a viewpoint and access stairs to enhance the preserved remains’ presentation.

Cultural Impact: Theatre’s Rising Visitor Numbers

López Miras highlighted the Theatre’s significance as a regional emblem, solidifying their commitment to its excavation and evolution into a museum. Visitor numbers in 2023  increased to 230,258, signalling a 20 per cent increase from the previous year, positioning the site as a cultural marvel, attracting domestic and international tourists alike.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!

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    • Gerry

      29 December 2023 • 17:04

      Very good, must pay a visit 👍

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