Whether you are a first-time visitor or a savvy local then you're in the right place. This is Cartagena and this is where you will find pretty much everything you could ever want.
The Jewel in the crown of the Caribbean, Cartagena de Indias has all the ingredients to be the ultimate destination.
Founded in 1533, the vast riches plundered by Spanish colonists turned the piedra corralina (the coral stone) into the most breathtaking city in the New World. Fast-forward 470 years and today Cartagena's unrivalled colonial architecture provides a stunning backdrop to one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the Americas.
There's more to the city than just the picturesque streets. Each corner of 'La Heroica' - as the city became known for its rich history of resistance and rebellion - hides a cultural treasure ready to be uncovered.
Dive into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean in the Rosario Islands, soak up the contemporary aspirations of Bocagrande and Castillogrande, savour the sublime beauty and ultimate in luxury of the old town or cast off all your worries in the five-star beach-front resorts to the north of the city. Explore Basurto, the colourful market that sits in the shadow of the city's air-conditioned shopping centre, Caribe Plaza, or immerse yourself in the music that streams from sound systems sat on nearly every street corner of the city's most traditional barrio, Getsemani.
Cartagena has something for everyone and throws up a new reason to celebrate this wonderful city every day.
From festivals for writers, artists, filmmakers, clothes designers, musicians and architects to regional summits and inspirational leaders speaking at international conferences dedicated to every field of social and economic activity. Cartagena and its warm and wonderful people welcome everyone with their arms wide open.
If you haven't been yet, GO! If you are already here, STAY!
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TouRIst information points
Plaza de la Aduana
Casa del Marques del Premio Real
Tel. +57 (5) 660 1583
Tues 08.00-12.00 & 14.00-18.00
Sun: 09.00-17.00 pm
THIS IS CARTAGENA HQ
Calle Estanco del Aguardiente 5-63, Casa Museo La Presentación, Of. 219, Cartagena, Colombia.
T. +57 (5) 660 0969