Step inside Cartagena and soothe in the salty winds, warm sunshine and tropical atmosphere. Cartagena de Indias is a port city in Colombia, built to strengthen the Spanish Empire in the 16th century. Sprawling next to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean, the city is known for its sunny beaches, full of swaying palm trees, amazing diving sites and unique marine life, thriving coral reefs, stunning colonial architecture with legendary colors, legends and history, a narrow maze of cobbled streets houses and an impressive number of stone walls surrounding the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It wanders around Cartagena’s old town and you feel like you’ve traveled back in time. Discover the historic centers of El Centro and San Diego, see the beauty of hundreds of years of colonial architecture in the form of churches, green squares and beautiful-looking palaces with their wavy terraces. Don’t forget to sample the local street food as you stroll along the quaint streets. Some notable items you should try are cheese arepad, Colombian patacones, ceviche, empanadas and bollos. Take a glass of fresh juice to quench your thirst.
Visit the Inquisition Palace, which is now a museum with many interesting objects and exhibits. Shake off some souvenirs in the 18th-century prison cell at Las Bóvedas, now a successful gift shop. Be it a honeymoon, a family vacation or an adventure for water sports enthusiasts. Cartagena is an ideal destination.