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TOP 10 Things to Do in Cartagena, Colombia

5 minutes read • May 30th, 2019
Lovely colonial architecture, magnificent churches, unusual sculptures, balconies full of flowers, beautiful local women with fruits – well, this city has a special charm and is deservedly considered one of the most welcoming Caribbean ports of call. Exciting

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, Colombia attract visitors from around the world, and its unmissable ambiance makes you fall in love with this city at first sight.
Dear friends! Are you ready to take a virtual tour of the TOP 10 attractions in Cartagena? Well, let’s go!

1. Walled City
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It is the very heart of Cartagena – the lovely Old Town surrounded by historic walls. Amazing architecture, lots of history, cozy bars and restaurants – you should definitely wonder the streets of Walled City to understand Cartagena. To feel it.

2. Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
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Together with the city’s historic center, Castillo San Felipe de Barajas was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. This mighty fortress is situated on the hill and is a perfect place to learn more from the history of Cartagena and Colombia, as well as to admire beautiful views of the city.

3. Iglesia de San Pedro Claver
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It is a lovely well-preserved church situated in the Plaza de San Pedro Claver. Relax in the shade, take a picture, look inside - this historic church is absolutely worth a stop on your sightseeing tour of Cartagena.

4. Convento de la Popa
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Located at the top of Mount Popa, this convent offers breathtaking views of the city. There is a lovely garden and a small cozy chapel.

5. Getsemani
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It is a district with lovely streets, colorful buildings, romantic cafes, lively nightlife, fascinating stories, and art at every step. It’s perfect for strolling, shopping, dining, watching people, and enjoying the moment.

6. Oceanario Islas del Rosario
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Let’s get acquainted with the sea life in the Caribbean. Learn more about turtles, dolphins, and sharks, watch exciting shows, take pictures, interact with dolphins, and more.

7. Plaza de la Trinidad

Probably it is one of Cartagena’s liveliest places. Admire the architecture, relax in a lovely café, watch people, enjoy entertainment – there’s always something going on in this square.

8. Puerta del Reloj
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It is a starting point of your exciting adventure – the main gate of Cartagena’s Walled City. Perfect for sightseeing, getting acquainted with the city’s history, taking pictures.

9. Plaza Santo Domingo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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You’ll find a beautiful church, colorful buildings, cozy cafes, smiling people, and a famous statue of a woman at this square. It’s time to plunge into local life.

10. Museo del Oro y Arqueologia
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It is a small but very informative museum. There are nice religious gold artifacts. Absolutely worth a visit while exploring Cartagena.


Well, even a virtual tour proves that Cartagena is very welcoming, colorful, and lively. It is a special city that you cannot forget.

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