Yesterday I wrote an article about natural tourism in Medellín, one of the most interesting Colombian cities. Today I would like to write about another one of them, Cartagena de Indias, very famous among tourists and where you will find very interesting things to see and do. Its leisure, culture and gastronomy have great appeal, but there are also several monuments and places worth visiting if you are going to be there on a trip.
The historic center of this city was declared World Heritage in 1984. Take note of the places of interest in Cartagena de Indias:
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
It is a fortification that is in the San Lazaro hill and that it was built in 1536. It suffered many attacks during different times and is one of the largest structures built in Colombia. In its surroundings there are also several interesting places, such as the statue of Blas de Lezo or "Las Botas Viejas", which represent the Colombian poet Luis Carlos López.
There is a great variety and all of them very interesting. They highlight, for example, the Gold Museum, the Museum of Modern Art of Cartagena, the Caribbean Naval Museum, the Rafael Núñez House Museum, the Bolívar House Museum or the San Pedro Claver Museum.
It has several old houses with great historical and architectural value. Some of them are very abandoned as they are currently betting more on the most modern designs, but the truth is that for architecture lovers it is wonderful to see them.
It is the main entrance to the city and was built on a spectacular Wall 19th century.
Heredia Adolfo Mejía Theater
It is in the center of the city, within a walled area. Construction began in 1906 and there were the ruins of a church. It is the most important theater in Cartagena de Indias and was completely restored in 1998.
Cartagena Tour with Juan Camilo Ochoa – Traveling Colombia (February 2023)
- Cartagena de Indias