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CARTAGENA - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

The vivacious city of Cartagena in Bolivar, Colombia is a fabulous city with rich cultural history that seamlessly combines with trendy modernity making it a very enticing tourist attraction. Cobble stone streets, beautiful buildings, eye-catching balconies, ancient monasteries and churches, the majestic cathedral tower, and lively squares and plazas of the walled city bring travelers back in time. Apart from historical attractions, Cartagena also has superb beaches, a wealth of foodie hotspots, exotic scenery, colourful cultural festivals, and as night falls, an equally sparkling nightlife scene comes alive. The city is a part of a UNESCO World Heritage site and it is the first Spanish colony on the continent so there are plenty of attractions to see like the Castle of San Felipe de Barahas, Palace of the historic Inquisition, and the Clock-Tower. Walk along the historic streets of Old Town or get a ride on a chariot or horse drawn carriage by Plaza Bolivar for a unique experience as you visit these fantastic attractions. For natural attractions, there are remarkable mangroves, coral reefs, powder-like sandy beaches to visit. Another unique way to experience Cartagena is to go on a lively Chiva Bus ride where people from all cultures enjoy refreshing drinks with hip swinging local beats booming in the background as the bus goes around the town. The city is also a shopper’s paradise with many sophisticated and fashionable handicrafts to choose from, especially striking handcrafted jewelry and stunning emeralds.


Cartagena enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year so tourists come and go 365 days a year but the best time to visit is when the city isn’t so crowded so best avoid summer and holy week vacation times.

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