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A fairy-tale city of romance, Cartagena de Indias is quite possibly South America's most beautiful city. Facing the Caribbean Sea to the west with Cartagena Bay to the south, the city is Colombia's top travel attraction. The old town of Cartagena is immaculately preserved, with numerous beautiful plazas, churches and old buildings to marvel at. This is the place to drop all sightseeing routine but simply soak up the sensual atmosphere. Take to the city's picture-perfect streets and wander through one of the greatest cultural treasures in the Americas. Stroll along an enchanting maze of cobbled alleys, where enormous wooden balconies are shrouded in bougainvillea, complete with horse-drawn carriages past bloom-covered archways and fine colonial buildings painted in array of bright colours. Leafy plazas adorned with vibrant bougainvillea and handsome palm trees lead to ancient fortifications with stunning sea views. Cartagena was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 as the region's true jewel of Spanish colonial heritage.
The city can get very hot and humid during the day. Take time to relax at one of Cartagena's many open air cafés amidst street performers and colourfully dressed fruit vendors Palenqueras. And you can always escape to the nearby Islas de Rosario or Playa Blanca if you want to spend a day on the beach.
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