What to do in Cartagena
The name is Cartagena de Indias, a derivation of “Cartago Nova”, the name that the Romans gave to the city founded by the Carthaginians, Qart Hadasht after the Punic wars. The name of the Indies comes from the idea of the Spaniards who thought they had arrived in Las Indias.
It is the capital that bears the name of the Liberator of Colombia, Bolívar.
One of the most visited places by locals and tourists. Considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the rich colonial footprint that we find there.
Castle of San Felipe de Barajas
It is an impressive fortification. Located on the San Lázaro hill, it was built in the mid-17th century by the Spanish at the time of the conquest.
As it is a world heritage site, it is perfectly protected.
If you take a guided tour, the information will allow you to enter its history more vividly.
The castle is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. at 6 p.m. The value of the ticket is 25,000 Colombian pesos (2020) It offers wonderful views of the city and you can have the best photos from there.
Given the situation of the COVID-19 virus, many sites have undergone changes in schedules and protocols, so we leave you here the link to the site to be well informed before going.
The Palace of the Inquisition
Currently, in the building, the Historical Museum of Cartagena de Indias is located.
It is considered by experts the example of civil architecture in Cartagena. What stands out from its architecture is the imposing Baroque style entrance portal made of limestone.
The permanent exhibition is organized from the rooms: of Independence, of the History of Cartagena, of the Inquisition, Human Rights and Coexistence.
It is open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and whose entry value is 22,000 Colombian pesos.
It is the gateway to the historic center of the city. It is between the Plaza de la Independencia and the Plaza de los Coches.
The name is because the tower is crowned by a clock. It is one of the best preserved American fortifications gates, and represents a pride for all Carthaginians.
-The Big Castle
-Stern Convent (Convento de la Popa)
-Big Mouth (Bocagrande). Luxury neighborhood with paradisiacal beaches.
But surely what brings you here are its beaches, because it is located north of the department of Bolívar on the shores of the Caribbean Sea.
With blue beaches and white sands, a warm semi-arid climate and an annual temperature of 29º, it is a humid paradise in South America!