Things to see in Cartagena

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Cartagena.
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  • What to say about the castle that my colleagues haven't already said before. The only new information I can provide is that you don't need to take a tour to get there. From Gethsemane, where we stopped it can be easily accessed on f...
  • The most-visited place in Colombia, and with reason, and although I usually escape the more touristy places, Cartagena is definitely worth a visit. My recommendation is that you visit the old town at dawn, when the streets are free ...
  • Walking the streets of Cartagena de Indias at night is by far one of my favorites things to do. Growing up in this marvelous city I did not realize all the history that lies within its walls, balconies, and narrow cobbled streets. N...
  • Rosario Islands are a group of islands located just a short boat ride from Cartagena de Indias. Book a day trip visit just to see them. There you'll find crystal clear waters, great seafood, grilled fish, hammocks, etc. Wow... parad...
  • These walls were designed in order to protect Cartagena de Indias from suffering ongoing pirate attacks. Its construction was carried out in stages. It began in 1586 with Bautista Antonelli, an Italian engineer in service of the Spa...
  • What was originally the spooky Palace of the Inquisition in Cartagena , now houses among its ancient walls a beautiful and interesting museum. The same place exhibits on the ground floor the terrifying torture machines that suspect...
  • Set in the lively Plaza de Santo Domingo, the church of Santo Domingo is endearing, next to the Cathedral of Cartagena, one of the oldest temples in America. The construction having been started in the sixteenth century, Santo Domi...
  • I recommend that you take a tent with you and get a little bit away from the sites that fill up when the boats arrive and you'll have a nice place just for you. Bring water, it's scarce and expensive there! There are small huts to s...
  • It name comes from the Church of Santo Domingo, located in one of one of the square's corners. It's one of the plazas with the most tourists, due to the presence of the church and the great work of the Cartagena Botero Gorda affect...
  • I have visited Cartagena twice, and I have not found a more fascinating place than Café del Mar, where you can go with friends or by yourself. The music, the view of the sea and Bocagrande is incomparable, and do not forget the girl...
  • This park was created in 1911 in commemoration of the declaration of independence of Cartagena de las Indias. The Indian village was located in this park, but was destroyed upon the Spanish arrival. The park is currently inhabited b...
  • Located in a beautiful colonial-style house opposite Plaza Bolivar , the Gold Museum in the old part of the city of Cartagena is a must-see part of your visit. The collection in the building is much smaller than that of the Gold...
  • Just pass the Clock Gate is the opening to the vast Plaza de los Coches, closed off by a long building with a spectacular gallery of arches. The place is called the Portal de los Dulces because centuries ago there were hagglers sell...
  • On the road between Cartagena and Barranquilla you will find this small volcano whose crater is filled with a thick grey mud so dense that you will not sink in. Here you can get a massage and then later some ladies will wash you in ...
  • Sunset Beach Cartagena is a bar located at the foot of the Hotel Dann Cartagena, in the Laguito area. This bar is implanted beachfront on the sand, and has a large variety of drinks and non-alcoholic beverages and is highly recommen...
  • Absolutely essential if you visit Cartagena de Indias. It was built to commemorate the Centennial of Independence (1911) and restored in 1998. It's based on the famous theater Tascón of Havana. The facade of this theater has 3 bodie...
  • The fascinating old city of Cartagena is absolutely flat and has a limited circulation of cars, so nothing like exploring the city on bike. When you are on bike there is no road or lane that you can't explore, you go travel the wall...
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