Hot and bright with color and tradition, Cartagena de Indias has been an important port on the Caribbean since it was founded in 1533. Gold and silver left the port bound for Europe, pirates looted the city, and a walled fort grew to protect both shipping and the slave trade.
THINGS TO DO
1. Casa de Marqués Valdehoyos
a good place to begin your explorations of the old city.
2. Museo de Oro y Arqueloguía
Locatel on Plaza Bolivar, It has a good collection of gold and pottery of the Sinú culture.
3. Palacio de la Inquisicíon
Colonial architecture located in Plaza Bolivar.
4. Cartagena's Cathedral
This cathedral construction was begun in 1575 and completed in 1602.
5. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
The largest of a series of fortresses built to protect the city from pirates. A must-see is the tunnel system they built.
6. Bocagrande and El Laguito
Its where the peninsula is facing the Caribbean, This is the Cartagena Newer áreas that has become the fashionable location of luxury hotels, restaurants and shops.
EAT AND DRINK
Because Cartagena its full of turists, for every restaurant it is important to make a reservation.
Lunch / Dinner
Juan del mar
Drink and cocktails
Alquimico – Craft cocktails made by the best mixologists in town.
Cafe Havana – World Famous place to go for a drink.
Tu Candela bar
Casa Chiqui – The must destination in town, a store filled with stuff.
Las Bovedas – One of the most famous Cartagena´s market, selling traditional colombian clothing, jewelery, handcrafts and paintings...
St Doms – Colombian Designers concept store.
Casa San Agustin – http://www.hotelcasasanagustin.com/en/home.html
Bastion Luxury Hotel – https://www.bastionluxuryhotel.com
Hotel Casa Lola – webpage
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara– Hotel webpage