"An amazing colonial city" Cartagena by Lodestar

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Cartagena has been called the most beautiful city in colombia, an dthere is a lot of truth to that. full of beautiful colonial houses, massive churches, street cafes, craftsmen, providing a nice view on the sea - you shouldn't miss it. but that is only the old town (the "walled city"). in the other parts you can find clubs, restaurans, bars, nice hotels, a beautiful beach, but also the poor neighbourhood with it's horribly dirty streets, smelly marketplaces and noisy atmosphare. but there you can find the cheapest accommodation... definately a city worth visiting...

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  • Pros:The old town, architecture, cultural atmosphare
  • Cons:Too touristy, rip-offs, crowded beaches
  • Last visit to Cartagena: Jun 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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