History & Architecture

The Top Places to See in the Old Walled City

Top Places to See in the Old Walled City you must visit.

Cartagena is a fascinating mixture of the "old" and "new" Colombia.  The defense walls of the old city are dwarfed by the skyscrapers of Bocagrande while the rich Afro-Caribbean culture stands as a poignant reminder of Colombia's past.

Cartagena is a fascinating mixture of the "old" and "new" Colombia

Bovedas of Cartagena

Souvenir shops are set up within each of the old jail cells and offer a wide variety of the "classic" Colombian souvenirs. 

San Basilio de Palenque

This tiny village was the first free slave settlement in the Americas

Best places to watch the sunset in Cartagena

With its prime location right on the northern coast of Colombia, Cartagena offers some truly spectacular Sunsets.

el totumo

One of the most unique things to do is visit the Volcan del Totumo.

The History of the Cartagena Castle

Cartagena Castle, otherwise known as the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, is one of Cartagena's most popular tourist attractions.

The Story of Plaza Santo Domingo Cartagena

Plaza Santo Domingo lies at the heart of the old walled city of Cartagena and is one of the city's most famous squares.

Gallery Hopping In The Old City

Cartagena has long attracted artists, musicians, and writers the ambiance of the city inspires creativity, and culture vultures will love how art seems to encapsulate the city.

Explore Cartagena's fascinating history through her museums

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