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Cartagena, Colombia

Step into the 16th century inside the walled Old City of Cartagena. This colonial-era gem enchants with cobblestone streets, elegant plazas, colorful architecture and a storied history that features real-life pirates of the Caribbean.

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Cartagena, Colombia

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

You'll find signs of the city's pirating past on every corner. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, the city's largest fortress, built to fend off pillagers, is one of the most impressive and strongest ever created by the Spaniards in their colonies.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Circle the city in a romantic horse-drawn carriage.
  • Check out the Museo de Oro y Arqueloguía and its fine collection of pottery and gold.

Sporting Adventures

Located between Panama and Venezuela, these warm waters are the perfect spot for fishing fanatics. Don't miss the opportunity to cast for blue marlin.

Shopping for Bargains

Cartagena is still a great place to find jewels and other treasures! And Las Bóvedas beckons. These old dungeons turned boutiques and souvenir shops are well worth the trip.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Fusion fare is big throughout the city. You'll find quite a few options featuring creative delicacies combining tastes from around the world plus all the local favorites including plantains and coconut rice, and of course coffee.

Local Currency

Colombian peso (COP).

Weather in Cartagena, Colombia


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    Before You Visit

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