IBERCONAPPICE 2023 will be held at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena from October 25 to 27, 2023.
Cartagena is a port city and naval base in the region of Murcia in southeastern Spain. The city was founded by the Carthaginian Asdrubal the Fair in 227 BC and reached its peak during the Roman period, receiving the name Carthago Nova. After the disappearance of the Roman Empire, under the name of Carthago Spartaria, it became part of the Byzantine dominions in the Iberian Peninsula. From the 16th century onwards, Cartagena’s military role was strengthened due to the strategic importance of its port, and in the 18th century it became the capital of the Maritime Department of the Mediterranean. Today, it is one of the country’s main naval bases, along with Rota and Ferrol, and an emerging tourist destination thanks to its historical and artistic heritage, which includes vestiges from the Carthaginian, Roman and Byzantine periods.
Among its many Roman ruins are the 1st century BC theatre and the Casa de la Fortuna, a villa with murals and mosaics. The Punic Wall Interpretation Centre houses the remains of a defensive wall from the 3rd century BC.