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Cartagena Travel Guide: 120 reviews and 450 photos

A working city using the past for it's future.

As a tourist Cartagena is a pleasure.Stay in a centrally located hotel and leave the car. All main tourist attractions are within walking distance. If just visiting for the day find a parking space near the port and walk. There are some lovely places to eat and drink. Try the local brew, the famous 43 Liquor. It's a lovely light, sweet, smooth after dinner liquor. Mmmmmmmm.

New Invasion

Cruise ships now call to Cartagena bringing with them the hussle and bussle for a short while. If you only have a few hours to see the city do a bit of homework to get the best out of it. Visit the Park Torres and buy a ticket that covers the Tower which has great views of the city, the lift to the top to save your legs and the War Shelter museum (1 1/2 hrs will be enough) Then depending on the time of day stroll down the Calle Mayor visiting a cafe / bar or two. There are also various museums to visit depending on your taste.

Local delicacy at tapas bar Rincon Gallego

If you want to try the Octopus and other nice food then seek out a tapas bar near the port. From the port cross the road, past the town Hall on your left, museum to the right. 1st street on your right is Calle del Canon, walk to the top and you will find it on your left after 200 meters.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Just a nice place to be. Nice people, lovely food
  • Cons:Parking can be difficult.
  • In a nutshell:Cartagena is a using the past to help it in the future.
  • Last visit to Cartagena: Dec 2011
  • Intro Updated Jan 20, 2012
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  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Hi Mark! Just wondering what is that big "bug?" in intro pic (in sky...UFO?) here? Nice tips...I also like sitting on a bench and watching people (but with chips or a box of chocolates, hehehe...)Norman :)

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2008 at 1:18 AM

    Good page that reminds me my visit in Cartagena!

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