Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cartagena like a local and go off-the-beaten track with an aguardiente-drenched salsa fest that goes on until the the early hours of la mañana.
Date: 31 Dec, 2018
Price : Adults: USD$65 / Children: USD$40
Address: San Diego, Plaza San Diego, Cartagena, Colombia
A fiercely traditional street party vibe on one of Cartagena's coolest plazas. Tap your feet to local live music with fellow Cartageneros in one of the city's most traditional street parties.
This NYE party takes a no-frills BYOB approach to seeing in the New Year, with people bringing their own food and drink to feast on laid back picnic tables.
The price of your ticket includes entrance to the square, live music all night and a complimentary bottle of lethal, local firewater—aguardiente.
Book your tickets now to avoid missing out on full details of one of the biggest events in Cartagena’s social calendar.
A healthy mix of sub-cultures makes San Diego one of the most interesting and varied districts in the city, something reflected in its diverse gastronomic offering.
San Diego is formed by 16 blocks north of Calle de la Universidad de Cartagena and west of Calle San Agustin and Calle de la Moneda and stretches to the Baluarte de Santa Catalina and the walls that protect the city to the north.
Architecturally the houses are smaller and were built principally for the military, artisans and clergy. There are fewer of the two-or three-storey holiday homes for the ultra-rich that characterize the centre and you will still find traditional families living in some of the more modest houses in this part of town.
After Cartagena's moneyed classes swapped the claustrophobic centre for expansive mansions in Manga and later Bocagrande and Castillogrande in the mid-19th century it took the renovation of the former Santa Clara Monastery, converted for the hotel chain Sofitel into the city's pre-eminent hotel in 1995, to put this barrio back on the map.
Colombia's farandula, or celebrity set, has since colonized San Diego including John Leguizamo who bought a place here after filming Mike Nichols' Love in the Time of Cholera.
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