As more and more travelers visit Cartagena, the demand for Instagrammable spots is growing.   In a country that is known for having amazing street art, Cartagena stands out as having some of the best that you can find.  Luckily, this makes for some wonderful spots to catch your newest Instagrammable photo.  Below are some of our top spots for getting great pictures.

 

Instgrammable Spots in the Old Walled City and Getsemaní

The Umbrellas of Getsemaní

These colorful umbrellas are located in a narrow lane close to Plaza de la Trinidad.   The area gets very busy so try to come early in the morning if you want to get a photo without other people in the background.

 

Instgrammable Spots in the Old Walled City and Getsemaní

The Flags of Getsemaní

Located just a short stroll from the hanging umbrellas, the miniature flags hanging above the street and the brightly painted houses offer a colorful background for your next IG profile photo!

 

Instgrammable Spots in the Old Walled City and Getsemaní

The Streets of the Old City

The streets of the old city offer a step back in time thanks to the cobblestone streets, wooden balconies, and brightly painted facades.  Come very early in the morning to get photos before the city wakes up.

 

Instgrammable Spots in the Old Walled City and Getsemaní

Rooftop Bars & Restaurants

Cartagena is full of rooftop bars and restaurants where you can get some great pictures of the ocean and Nuevo Cartagena.  We recommend visiting the Hotel Movich, Mirador Gastro Bar, Townhouse Rooftop, and Sky51.  Although Sky51 is actually located in Bocagrande, you can get some of the best views of Cartagena from there.  If you are staying in the historic center, it is well worth the trip for some truly wonderful photo opportunities.

 

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The Palenqueras of Cartagena

The palenqueras of Cartagena are one of the city’s iconic cities.   Wearing brightly colored traditional dresses and holding baskets of fruit, these Afro-Latina women are a reminder of Cartagena’s African roots.  You can find the women throughout the old city.

 

Instgrammable Spots in the Old Walled City and Getsemaní

La Gorda Gertrudis

Botero’s bronze sculpture lies waiting for you in the Plaza Santa Domingo.  The voluminous body of Fat Gertrude provides a great focal point and the surrounding colonial buildings offer an interesting contrast.  The square itself is a great place to see Colombia’s past and present collide.

 

Instgrammable Spots in the Old Walled City and Getsemaní

 

The Old City & Getsemaní Cafes

While a cafe may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a place to take photos,  what better place to capture the essence of a place than inside the homes of one of the country’s most famous exports?  Cartagena has a great array of cafes serving delicious, high-quality Colombian coffee.  Plus, it gives you the perfect excuse to take a rest and catch up on your Instagram posts!

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