Leaving Cartagena, the route into the hinterland first crosses fertile farming plains before winding through the pass of the “Mountains of the Chain” to reach Murcia, the charming capital of the province. In the heart of the “Old Quarter” of the city, the XIII century Cathedral is visited The main façade is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in Spain. In the interior the stone tracery of the late gothic “Velez Chapel” delights the visitor.On returning to Cartagena the panoramic walking tour of the city, beautifully situated on the superb natural harbour, starts with a stroll past the monument to the Heroes of Cavite and the Town Hall and then continues along the pedestrian “Main Street” to admire the 18TH century doorway of the Casino and the delightful modernist houses. Part of excavated roman Cartagena can be seen below pavement level through glass panels.An interesting stop is made at the site of the Roman Theatre, discovered by chance in 1987. The rows of seats were built into the side of the Hill of the Conception. The commemorative descriptions indicate that it was built in the late 1st century B.C., the period of maximum urban development in the Roman Colony.