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.
While Cartagena has a wonderful array of historical museums, the city’s galleries give an interesting look into 20th and 21st-century art. Here are our top choices of where to visit on a gallery hop through the city.
Casa Museo la Presentación
This large cultural space is relatively new on the Cartagena arts scene (it opened in 2014) but it has a lot to offer. The permanent gallery features well-known painters and sculptors while the temporary space hosts regular exhibitions by Colombian artists. There is also an antique store, chapel, farmer’s market, and hotel on-site.
The Gold Museum
This spectacular museum showcases the incredibly high-quality craftsmanship of the indigenous Colombian population. The attention to detail is exquisite and it is impossible to imagine that the pieces were created centuries ago.