Cartagena

 

Cartagena city was the first Spanish colony on the American continent and one of the first sanctuaries of freed African slaves in the Americas.

It is currently populated by an ethnic mix representative of Colombia’s own variety.

Cartagena, located on Colombia’s northern coast and facing the Caribbean Sea, is the most visited city in the country by tourists.

The city has basically two main parts where tourists go:
1. The walled colonial city (“ciudad amurallada”), which is truly amazing and has many fancy restaurants, clubs and hotels.
2. A long strip of hotel towers and condos fronting onto the beach, known as Bocagrande.

It is also nice to visit the exclusive neighborhood of Castillogrande, filled with recently built condos, places to jog, and a quiet beach to soak up some sun.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
 

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Apartamento Centro Historico 3 Habitaciones RentaElite

Situated in Cartagena de Indias, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace. Apartamento Centro Historico 3 Habitaciones RentaElite features views of the sea and is 1.9 km from Palace of the Inquisition. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$134

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CASA ESTANCO

Offering a sun terrace, CASA ESTANCO is located in Cartagena de Indias, 400 metres from Bolivar Park. Cartagena's Gold Museum is 500 metres from the property. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 306 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$80

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Balcones 304

Situated 400 metres from Cartagena's Gold Museum in Cartagena de Indias, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace. Guests benefit from balcony. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The unit is fitted with a kitchenette. Average score from 162 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$121

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Cozy Apartment 5 mins to Old Town and Airport

Located 900 metres from San Felipe de Barajas Castle in Cartagena de Indias, this apartment features a terrace. Cozy Apartment 5 mins to Old Town and Airport boasts views of the sea and is 1 km from Cartagena's Walls. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55

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Cartagena Familiar

Cartagena Familiar is an apartment situated in Cartagena de Indias, 1.9 km from Cartagena's Gold Museum. The property is 1.9 km from Palace of the Inquisition and free private parking is featured. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 255 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$151

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Cartagena Apartment

Cartagena Apartment

Set in Cartagena de Indias, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace. The unit is 300 metres from Cartagena's Gold Museum. Free WiFi is featured . The kitchenette features a microwave. Average score from 127 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$94

$949.4
Hotel Boutique Casa San Miguel

Hotel Boutique Casa San Miguel

Offering a terrace and views of the pool, Hotel Boutique Casa San Miguel is located in Cartagena de Indias in the Bolivar Region, 700 metres from Cartagena's Gold Museum. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$84

 
$849.0
Balcones 305

Balcones 305

Situated 400 metres from Cartagena's Gold Museum in Cartagena de Indias, this apartment features free WiFi. The property features views of the city and is 400 metres from Palace of the Inquisition. The kitchenette has a microwave. Average score from 394 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$91

$918.8
Apartamentos Inmobicard

Apartamentos Inmobicard

Set in Cartagena de Indias, Apartamentos Inmobicard offers an outdoor pool and year-round outdoor pool. Steps of La Popa Mount is 2.7 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 809 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$91

$918.8
Morros Epic 214

Morros Epic 214

Morros Epic 214 offers accommodation in Cartagena de Indias. This apartment features an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. The kitchen has a microwave. Average score from 263 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$94

$948.7
Apartamento Morros Ultra

Apartamento Morros Ultra

Set 400 metres from Cartagena's Walls in Cartagena de Indias, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace. The unit is 1.1 km from San Felipe de Barajas Castle, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 255 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$118

$1188.7
Inmobiliaria Primera

Inmobiliaria Primera

Located in Cartagena de Indias, 3.3 km from Cartagena's Gold Museum, Inmobiliaria Primera boasts an outdoor pool and views of the sea. Palace of the Inquisition is 3.3 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$94

$948.6
CASA ESTANCO

CASA ESTANCO

Offering a sun terrace, CASA ESTANCO is located in Cartagena de Indias, 400 metres from Bolivar Park. Cartagena's Gold Museum is 500 metres from the property. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 306 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$80

$808.3
Apto en el Laguito

Apto en el Laguito

Situated in Cartagena de Indias, this air-conditioned apartment is 3 km from Cartagena's Gold Museum. Guests benefit from balcony and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi is available . The kitchen features a fridge. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$64

$648.2
Balcones 205

Balcones 205

Set 400 metres from Cartagena's Gold Museum in Cartagena de Indias, this apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from terrace. The kitchenette is equipped with a microwave and a toaster, as well as a coffee machine. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$91

$918.2
Apartamento Atlantis Cartagena

Apartamento Atlantis Cartagena

Located 3.3 km from Palace of the Inquisition in Cartagena de Indias, this apartment features a garden with an outdoor pool. The property features views of the sea and is 3.4 km from Cartagena's Gold Museum. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$75

$758.0
La Costa Deluxe Apartamentos - Cartagena de Indias

La Costa Deluxe Apartamentos - Cartagena de Indias

Located 1.8 km from Cartagena's Gold Museum in Cartagena de Indias, this apartment features a balcony with sea views. The property boasts views of the lake and is 1.8 km from Palace of the Inquisition. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$84

$848.0
Apartamento con Vista al Mar Cartagena

Apartamento con Vista al Mar Cartagena

Apartamento con Vista al Mar Cartagena offers accommodation in Cartagena de Indias, 3.1 km from Palace of the Inquisition and 3.2 km from Cartagena's Gold Museum. The property boasts views of the sea and is 3.2 km from Bolivar Park. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$101

$1017.8
Condo-Hotel Sonesta Cartagena

Condo-Hotel Sonesta Cartagena

Situated in Cartagena de Indias, Condo-Hotel Sonesta Cartagena is an apartment boasting an outdoor pool. Condo-Hotel Sonesta Cartagena features views of the sea and is 6 km from Steps of La Popa Mount. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$101

$1017.2
Rooms in Old City

Rooms in Old City

Rooms in Old City offers accommodation in Cartagena de Indias. There is a shared kitchen at the property. The homestay also offers bike hire. Cartagena's Walls is 500 metres from Rooms in Old City, while Cartagena's Gold Museum is 600 metres away. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 6.9/10.

$67

$676.9
Marbella Vista Inolvidable

Marbella Vista Inolvidable

Featuring a garden with an outdoor pool, Marbella Vista Inolvidable is an apartment located in Cartagena de Indias, 1.1 km from Cartagena's Walls. The apartment is 1.4 km from San Felipe de Barajas Castle. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$84

$84-
Balcones 302

Balcones 302

Set in the San Diego district in Cartagena de Indias, this air-conditioned apartment is 400 metres from Cartagena's Gold Museum. Balcones 302 features views of the city and is 400 metres from Palace of the Inquisition. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$91

$91-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks

Old Town

Cartagena's main attraction is its historic old town surrounded by the city wall. Main entrance is the Clock Tower building. The walled city includes the neighborhoods Centro, San Diego, Getsemaní and the modern part La Matuna. The oldest part of Cartagena is around Plaza Trinidad in Getsemaní.

Cartagena's 500-hundred year-old coralstone forts and great parts of its walled city are admirably intact and represent some of the finest examples of civil and military architecture of the Spanish colonial times.

The Castillo de San Felipe is a fortress designed by the Dutch engineer Richard Carr and built in 1657 by the Spanish for protection against pirates while shipping gold out to Europe. Open hours are 8am-6pm, entrance fee COP$ 17.000 (COP $ 8000 for ISIC holders). Walking distance from the Old City: 15 min.

Close to the San Felipe fortress is the 150m high La Popa hill, which offers great views over Cartagena and the harbour area. The 17th century Santa Cruz monastery is here, which has a beautifully restored courtyard and a fine image of the Virgin of La Candelaria.
Natural
Beaches
Cartagena has a variety of beaches in the surrounding area. Playa Blanca is considered perhaps the best, with great water for swimming. Visitors can purchase a ticket for an organized tourist day trip or an overnight trip from hotels and hostels. Several motor boats leave from the port every morning.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Museums
Churches
Combination
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