"Cartagena the Jewel Of Caribbean" Cartagena by LUZMOONBOY

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Cartagena Of Indias offers a unique treasure in colonial architecture, its balconies,terraces, and the details of the doors, astonish the eye of tourists lover of the art.

Cartagena faces the Caribbean Sea to the west. To the south is the Bahía de Cartagena (Bay of Cartagena), which has two entrances: Bocachica in the south, and Bocagrande in the north. Cartagena is located at 10°25' North, 75°32' West (10.41667, -75.5333).

Cartagena is known as Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena of Indies) or Cartagena la Heroica (The Heroic) or The Walled City is well located about midway on Columbia’s Caribbean Coast, it is a unique city filled with sun, sea and history. It is also Columbia’s main tourist attraction. The city is connected by a series of bridges and divided by 17th century walls into an “historic old city” and a cosmopolitan “modern city”. The City was founded in 1533 by the Spanish conquistador Don Pedro de Heredia and thanks to its strategic position had achieved considerable importance by the mid 16th Century.

Due to Cartagena's tropical location, the climate changes very little, with an average high of 31 °C (88 °F) and an average low of 24 °C (75 °F) throughout the year. Cartagena also averages around 90% humidity, with a rainy season typically in October. Cartagena receives about 1000 mm (40 inches) of rain a year.

Mystic and Architecture

The churches and the convents are a numerous sample of the architecture type conquers and colonial. Ample corridors, monuments and great gardens, where is mix the nature with the mystic without losing show the high walls and their great halls

Places to Visit ( Recomendation)

Cartagena is a great romantic and historic city, certainly worth at least a week of your time. Who knows, you may want to stretch your pension and live the good life, here in Cartagena on the Caribbean!, additional at the beaches, we suggest you to visit the follow places:
Castillo de San Felipe
Church and Monastery San Pedro Claver
Plaza de los Coches
Bolivar Park
Inquisition Palace
Statue of Pedro Heredia
Walking the city wall
The Naval Museum
The Cathedral
Plaza de la Aduana

  • Last visit to Cartagena: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 18, 2006
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