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À La Carte Excursions | General Information
This walled city has always been a major naval port due to its natural harbor and strategic location. Enjoy a hilltop view from Concepción Castle, which served as a fortress for the Carthaginians, Romans and other peoples who once occupied the city. Visit the 1st century B.C. Roman Theater, the remains of the 13th century Cathedral of Santa Maria and the Naval Museum. For modernist architecture, see the City Hall, Grand Hotel and Casino.
The abundant salt flats of the Mediterranean mean that brined fish is popular as are rice dishes and paellas.
El Corte Inglés offers everything from clothing to electronics to delicious Iberian hams. Traditional Spanish shops can also be found in the city center.
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