Cartagena of Indians, officially Touristic and Cultural District of Cartagena of Indians, is the capital of de department of Bolivar, to the North of Colombia. The official language is Spanish. Since 1991 Cartagena is a Touristic and Cultural District. The city is located on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Since its foundation during the colonial epoch, Cartagena was one of the most important ports in America. Most of its artistic and cultural patrimony proceeds from this epoch.
This city has been associated with the pirate history because was there were many attacks were presented by pirates from Europe.
With the pass of the time, Cartagena has developed its urban zone, keeping its historical center and becoming in one of the most important ports in Colombia, the Caribbean and the world, such as a famous touristic destiny. Nowadays, Cartagena, is the fifth most populated municipality in the country. Its historical center, “The Walled City” was declared Humanity Patrimony and by its military architecture was named the fourth wonder of Colombia.
The city has a tropical damp climate, and in spite of the weather tends to be hot the presence of breeze makes the climate very nice.
The principal exponent of nature in Cartagena is the Botanic Garden Guillermo Pineres.
Cartagena is considered one of the most exclusives touristic destinies in the world for having a perfect vacations, being a beautiful city full of colors, history and wonders.
This city also is the most important and outstanding touristic destiny in Colombia, highly regarded as the beautiful city of Colombia, the most visited and sensational to the eyes of tourists from the entire word.
Cartagena has the perfect places to enjoy of magical places, memorable landscapes, exuberating beaches and much more. Some of the best places to enjoy of amazing experiences are these:
- Rosario islands
- San Felipe de Barajas Castle
- Clock Tower
- Palace of the Inquisition
- Plaza of the Vaults
- Santo Domingo Plaza
- San Pedro Claver Church
- San Fernando de Bocachica Fountain
- Pegaso Wharf
- Cartagena Wall
- Santo Domingo Cartagena Plaza
- Oro del Zenu Museum
- Theater Heredia Cartagena
- Plaza of the Cars of Cartagena
- San Martin Cartagena Aquarium
- Fortress of Pastelillos
- Bazurto Social Club
On another hand, the colonial center is the favorite scenario to wait for the sunset, the ideal to spend romantic nights and the perfect for dreamed postcards. Cartagena is one of the fashionably cities in the world, the best city for a good living, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in America, the perfect vacations destiny in the Caribbean. A city that will make you fall in love of it ride away for its impressive fusion of colors, tastes, history, landscapes and places.
Food from Cartagena presents a big number of flavors for its variety of cultures evolved in it: Arabian, Spanish, Asian, African, Indigenous and more make the taste of the gastronomic offers of the city. Its history and culture has created the delicious touristic experience ever. Cartagena invites every visitor to delight of delicious appetizers, main courses, and desserts with an exquisite taste, being great to enjoy of special moments with family and friends. There are also many restaurants with great services and the best of food which offer typical Caribbean food that express al of the culture of Cartagena.
The total success in vacations in some point, depends on the lodging the tourist chooses, so Cartagena offers a big number of luxury accommodations, with spectacular views and luxurious services, considering your demands, likes and needs. Find the style you like on a lodging and have a nice and comfortable stay in this wonderful city.
The whim of escaping from the daily routine and wishing to enjoy of the best vacations, relax and discover new places, that’s why Cartagena offers everyone many activities and places to relax such as spas or therapeutic baths, aromatherapy, massages, hydrotherapy, jacuzzi, combined treatments, saunas, couple treatments and many more services that will make you relax your body and hydrate your skin in a warm environment.
Totally pleasant, extreme and fascinating plans await you in Cartagena so you can enjoy of the city and have fun, depending on what your preferences are. Sea, sun and breeze will make always a part of the experience.
Cartagena charms will make you found something new in every corner, breaking every routine and filling your life and stay in Cartagena with colors and joy; even your nights, because at Cartagena, nights were made for dancing, from Caribbean rhythms to Africans and Cubans. In touristic zones, here everyone gets pleased according to their likes.
This amazing city is also known for its craft, for being a city where there are many commercial establishments so the offer of products and souvenirs compete between locals. There are miscellanies were commercialize own craft of the country and even Hindu stuff, for example beach dresses, T-shirts of the selection, sculptures imitations, key rings and more that makes a part of the memories of the city of Cartagena. Jewelry are quite famous and famed by tourists, such as emeralds.
Surrounded by islands, full of charms everywhere, Cartagena is a place you can go round by bicycle or just walking to delight of the architecture and enjoy of its warm weather.
For those who like of diving and snorkeling, only thirty minutes from Cartagena, can be discovered islands full of natural charms that make visitors live a dream of warm and peaceful turquoise waters and white sands beaches that make of these insular a paradise on earth. Snorkeling or diving is knowing deeply one of the most visited national parks in Colombia, were visitors can sightsee multicolored fishes and all of the flora and fauna of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy of the beautiful white sands beaches that match with the crystal waters and beautiful landscapes that Cartagena offers and relax, have rest and connect to nature.
Cinema and theater are well known branches too, for it’s scenically and musical arts being theaters such as Heredia Theater some of the most visited because of its history. Also museums such as the Gold Museum, containing the most wonderful and beautiful testimony of the Zenu culture.
In this picturesque city everyone can even get to know the Humanity Patrimonies declared by UNESCO such as the San Felipe de Barajas Castle and the Cartagena Walls.
The perfect destiny to take the sun and enjoy of a paradisiacal vacations, the best to relax at the sea and sightsee coral reefs.
There are many activities to realize to get to know the city, its culture, places and also to relax. Some of these activities are: diving, snorkeling, landscaping, watching the sunset on a glamorous yatch, coral reef sightseeing, excursions on gorgeous ship and boats, sailing, tours through the city with experienced touristic guides, visits to the historical side of the city, visits to well-known restaurants to delight the best of the food of Cartagena and at the same time enjoy of the delicious and colored cocktails that identify the city.
Cartagena city is full of touristic and historical destinies to know. Being one of the best cities of Colombia, is the best touristic destiny to enjoy of a well-deserved vacations, being Cartagena the best candidate to have the best of vacations, full of fun, culture, calmness, paradisiacal beaches and warmness in people.