Cartagena, a port on the lower-eastern corner of Murcia, is renowned for its Roman and Carthaginian ruins. The irony is that the modern city itself in many ways is a ruin as well. Much of the old city has fallen into decay, literally, but the facades of many of the buildings remain – a city of bones. Some of the old buildings have been completely demolished, revealing monumental ruins of antiquity and keeping archaeologists very busy.
A 21st century twist to this ancient city is that street art is encouraged and widespread. You may take a turn around any corner and be confronted by a four-storey high piece of street art.