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Arts & Culture
The Castillo San Felipe in Cartagena is a magnificent fortress sits on the Hill of San Lázaro and was originally built in 1630. Today, you can stroll through some of the original tunnels or take an audio tour and learn more about its rich history.
Located in Cartagena’s Old City, Las Bovedas structure was originally utilized as dungeons, and today features an unforgettable view of the Caribbean Sea from the top.
Palacio de la Inquisición
The construction of the Palace of Inquisition in Cartagena was completed as of 1776, and today you’re able to tour its gilded interiors.
Convento La Popa
Constructed back in 1607, La Popa convent is perched atop Cartagena’s highest hill, giving you a great view of the landscape coupled with a dose of history.
Centro Comercial Plaza Bocagrande
Shop to your heart’s content in Cartagena at Centro Comercial Plaza Bocagrande, with a variety of stores to peruse. This shopping center is located within the hotel complex.
Colombia is well-known for its emeralds; visit this jewelry store and emerald museum, where you’ll learn all about the mining process and be able to purchase a few pieces of your own during your stay in Cartagena.
Mall Plaza El Castillo
You’ll find many of your favorite shops in Cartagena at Mall Plaza El Castillo, with spots from big brands as well as dining options.
Ábaco Libros y Café
Explore the shelves in Ábaco libros y Café, a charming bookstore in Cartagena’s Old City, and pick up a souvenir copy of one of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez’s works.
Food & Drink
Sample fresh seafood offerings and of course, the notable ceviches at La Cevicheria in Cartagena, with a charming, beachy ambiance.
Café Havana is a bar revered by locals and visitors alike, and features salsa dancing, eclectic cocktails, and unique décor.
Café del Mar
Café del Mar is a swanky lounge offers sweeping views of the ocean and a trendy atmosphere for a fun night out.
Alquímico is an ambiently lit bar in Cartagena. Is housed in what used to be a mansion that dates back to 1910. Experience its historic charm and delectable drinks.
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Explore this natural park located on the idyllic Barú Island. Here, you’ll spot wildlife and plants native to Colombia. Is a place you have to visit when you are doing tourism in Cartagena
There are plenty of places to do scuba diving in Cartagena, with crystal clear waters at every turn. Try to reserve a spot with Cartagena Divers or Diving Planet.
A day trip to the Rosario Islands is well worth it while visiting Cartagena; this gorgeous National Park area features turquoise waters, islands to travel to and from by boat, and exquisite scenery.