Cartagena Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Cartagena

  • 1. Plaza de Bolivar

    Parque Simon Bolivar. This park is homage to Simon Bolivar who liberated Cartagena. During the day the park is full of people drinking coffee and watching the world go by. Plenty of people selling...

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  • 2. Old City

    The old city is encircled by walls that are 12 foot in height. Inside you willl find restaurants, a plaza with a statue of Simon Bolivar the liberator. You will also see beautiful flowers hanging over...

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  • 3. Convent of San Pedro Claver

    San Pedro Claver church was founded by the Jesuits in the early part of the 17th century. The church was originally named San Ignacio de Loyola (founder of the Jesuits) and was later renamed San Pedro...

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  • 4. Monumento a las India Catalina.

    You will find this monument at the bus station just outside the wall. However the people of Cartagena want it moved as they say it is not fully appreciated by the locals. The monument is a beautiful...

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  • 5. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

    The Fort San Felipe is an amazing fort, build around 1639 and completed in 1789. The fort guarded the people of Cartagena from pirates. Great views of the city from the top of the fort. You can take a...

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  • 6. Plaza de la Inquisicion

    Inquisition Palace was built around 1770 for the Inquisition Tribunal. You can take a tour with a guide or you can walk around on your own. The tour guides wait inside and when you pay your entrance...

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  • 7. Church of de Santo Toribio de Mangrovejo

    Another beautiful church in Cartagena's old city. Built between the 16th and 17th Century the church was attacked by Adm. Edward Vernon and during the attack a cannon ball went through the window of...

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  • 8. Gold Museum

    The admission is free into this very small gold museum. Personally l could not get excited about it as l thought it rather boring. If you want to learn the history of Emeralds they do have lots of...

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  • 9. Playa Blanca

    The beaches in Cartagena are crowded and dirty. A nice way to spend the day is to hire a motor boat, or share it with a friend, and go to Playa Blanca. The...

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  • 10. Plaza Bolivar

    Centrally located and easily accessible Plaza Bolivar is just a really nice way to relax or see the sights around the plaza. Around the plaza is the cathedral,...

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  • 11. Take in the Colors and Arts of the Walled City

    Walking within the walled city is a visually sensual experience. Bright pastels and other colors adorn the homes and flower boxes of homes. Street art and those...

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  • 12. Cathedral de San Pedro Claver

    This simple yet impressive cathedral is a testimony to Saint Peter Claver who was a catholic priest who was among the first priests in South America to baptize...

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  • 13. Castillo De San Felipe

    Perched on the hill of San Lazaro, with a commanding view of the city, Castillo De San Felipe is a must. The fort was started in 1537 and there were two major...

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  • 14. Convent of San Pedro Claver

    San Pedro Claver church was founded by the Jesuits in the early part of the 17th century. The church was originally named San Ignacio de Loyola (founder of the...

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  • 15. Church of San Pedro Claver

    One of the many beautiful church's in Cartagena. This church takes it name from Pedro Claver a spanish born monk who spent his life helping black slaves. Inside...

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  • 16. Soccer

    Everyone should try to go to a game when the Colombian national team is playing. The atmosphere is incredible and it is a hell of a lot of fun. I went to 2...

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  • 17. Hotel Santa Teresa

    Old convent that has been converted to an upscale hotel in Downtown. Go when the sun is setting or at night and sit in the patio and have a Havanna(cuban rum)...

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  • 18. Luxury, Entreteiment, History, Food, Sports, Walk

    Located in Colombia, South America, at shore from Caribbean Sea.Cartagena de Indies enjoys a strategic location, ideal for the tourist, industrial and...

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