Cartagena's most cultured corner café serves up stimulating espressos and cheesecake to a bohemian crowd of writers, photographers and artists. Abaco is officially Cartagena’s literatti hangout.
Address: Esquina, Calles de la Iglesia y Calle Mantilla 3-86, Cartagena, Colombia
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Feed your brain with something from the café’s excellent literary collection–a new copy of Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Love in the Time of Cholera in English or one of the lofty tomes on Cartagena's colonial architecture.
Sandwiched between the main sights in the historic centre, Abaco makes for the perfect cultured break between sightseeing and lunch.
It’s quite the celeb spotting hotspot during festival season, especially during the Hay Festival at the end of January.
Cartagena's nerve centre serves up breathtaking colonial architecture, the city's top attractions, finest hotels, eateries and drinking dens as well as being the administrative and cultural heart of the city.
Centro has lost none of its importance thanks to the universal lure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area.
Cartagena's finest hotels and restaurants have taken over the uber-casas built by slave traders and Spanish plunderers in the 17th century.
The richest residents knocked up stunning two and three-storey mansions by the westernmost tip of the walled city, where they bagged the sea breeze and first whiff of pirates. Today only those at the very top of Colombia's rich list can afford to maintain these opulent houses in their original residential state.
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