One of the most beautiful cities in the world, declared by Unesco “Heritage of Humanity” in 1984 and a magical place to visit.
It is located at the Caribbean Sea level in the northern corner of Colombia and South America. It has walls, ramparts and forts of valuable civil, domestic and religious architectural heritage.
Cartagena de Indias, a former Spanish colony, was founded 474 years ago. For 278 years the city was the stage of bloody pirate and corsair attacks, looting and forcing the Catholic King and Queen of Spain to fortify it.
Today, 196 years after its independence, Cartagena is Colombia’s foremost colonial and tourist city.
Its restored heritage, the variety and quality of the hotels and restaurants is complemented by the cheerful, friendly and free spirit of its people.
In Cartagena de Indias, you can relive remarkable stories and daring deeds of the characters that founded it; for hundreds of years the best engineers and architects of the time designed and built a formidable defensive system.
The intramural Cartagena offers 11 miles of walls, 23 bastions, forts and churches of great architectural value, among which we highlight Santo Domingo and the Cathedral. They construction of the latter began in the 16th century and were completely restored in 2006, waiting for you so you can enjoy recreating their history.