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Fortuna House

Plaza Risueno 14, 30202 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
+34 968 50 00 93
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The Fortuna House will take you to the domestic environment of the Roman Cartagena during the first century. The different rooms that formed the house, the dining room where the family celebrated the banquets, the salon in which the lord of the house received his visitors or to the bedrooms and private part of the house. Their objects of personal adornment, chandeliers, dishes, among others, will help you understand the fashions and customs of the time. At the same time, you will be able to admire the beauty of its murals and mosaics with a variety of reasons such as the Swan - image of the house -, swastikas, flowers or pomegranates. All laden with a great mythological symbolism.
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Plaza Risueno 14, 30202 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
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"roman house"
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"below street level"
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"short visit"
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"small museum"
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"well worth a visit"
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"frescoes"
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"household"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We read reviews on this site before visiting Cartagena. Based on the mainly positive reviews of this villa, I think we expected more so our expections were possibly too high for the little we found inside. We were in and out in under 10 minutes,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The excavation of this Roman house is very cleverly presented enabling visitors to move through the rooms on a walkway just a few centimetres above the original floor. You only need an hour to get a thorough understanding of Roman life in the city.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The House of Fortuna is well worth the visit. Follow the yellow street signs from the Forum area and you will find it easily. There are beautiful frescoes; a restored tricclinium (dining room) and a real roman street! Fantastic insight and exhibition and well worth...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Small but beautifully preserved and gives you a perfect feel to how the wealthy lived in those times. Not to be missed!

Thank Susan V
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Interesting place with the remains of the foundation of a once noble house. Since Roman times the street level is about 1 meter higher than in those day so you go down a smalle staircase to get to the entrance At some places the original...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

A small gem hidden away on a side street. A short visit but beautiful, well-preserved frescos, dining room, bedrooms, even a bathroom. Go through the house to the "street level" and enter as if you had come to call on the wealthy owner. Another recently...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Of all the Roman places of anitiquity we have visited, this is our favorite. Amazing color & detail on the decorations that graced the dining room. Get a real feel for how wealthy Romans lived.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was very interesting. It didn't take long to go round but really good to see how the house was. There is a digital film about the house and how it was used.

1  Thank Jenny C
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

So glad I found time to visit this place. The expanse of the house is really interesting to see, the information provided about the house and how it was discovered is excellent. When you come back outside and realize there is a (relatively) modern apartment...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

While there is not a lot to see physically, information and your imagination help you picture how this Roman Villa would have been in its day. Loved the fragments of frescos and mosaics that have been recovered and restored. I would recommend a visit to...More

1  Thank justjans
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