"Cartagena - the pearl of the Carribean" Cartagena by dbrener

Cartagena Travel Guide: 573 reviews and 1,596 photos

How do you start?

How can you start talking about a city like Cartagena? I fell in love with it at first sight... As soon as I came out of the airport on the beautiful tropical night, surrounded by palm trees, our hosts greeting us with smiles on their faces, I knew Cartagena is something I will never forget. So, the story about the spanish colonial city that is today the touristic pearl of Colombia...

The Life of Cartagena

The vibrant city full of colors, sounds of vallenato, people in the streets, the warm breeze and the gorgeous sandy beaches of the Carribean, it's all Cartagena. Whether you like or don't, you will never forget it!

Old Cartagena - history and legacy

Protected by UNESCO, the walls of Cartagena and the old colonial architecture between them is the architectural and historical heritage of the world. The first spanish port in the Carribean, subject to countless pirate attacks through centuries, it is invaluable for everybody to see! The old city charms you as you witness the colorful colonial way of building, the old narrow street and the romantic chariots going through them...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:people, atmosphere, beaches
  • Cons:the poor side of Cartagena, soldiers
  • In a nutshell:The pearl of the Carribean in it's true sense!
  • Last visit to Cartagena: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 2, 2005
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