The Church of Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo, one of the last colonial buildings built in Cartagena, houses the only Baroque altarpiece in the city, several murals of colonial paintings, and a bullet that entered the temple in 1741, in the middle of mass
The castillo is the greatest fortress ever built by the Spaniards in any of their colonies. It still dominates an entire section of Cartagena's cityscape today, and should definitely be your first choice of fortresses to visit.
Parque del Centenario commemorates 100 years of independence of Cartagena. This beautiful park was opened in 1911.
The author of his plans was Philip Jasper.
On a 150m-high hill, the highest point in Cartagena, stands this convent. A beautiful image of La Virgen de la Candelaria, the patroness of the city, is in the convent's chapel, and there's a charming flower-filled patio. There is also a chilling statue of a speared Padre Alonso García de Paredes, a priest who was murdered along with five Spanish soldiers.
Formerly the Plaza de Inquisición, this leafy and shaded plaza is surrounded by some of the city's most elegant balconied colonial buildings. It's one of Cartagena's most alluring plazas and offers wonderful respite from the Caribbean heat. A statue of the eponymous Simón Bolívar stands in the middle of the plaza.
The oldest church in Cartagena de Indias, It was founded in 1551 and its construction, which started at the end of the XVIth century. At first the convent was made out of hay and was located at the actual Plaza de los Coches, until a terrible fire consumed all the city and destroyed the convent, then moved to where it stands today.
The perfect place to grab a drink and soak up the sea breeze
after a day in the sun.
This convent was founded by Jesuits in the first half of the 17th century, originally as San Ignacio de Loyola. The name was later changed in honor of Spanish-born monk Pedro Claver (1580–1654), who lived and died in the convent. Called the 'Apostle of the Blacks'
or the 'Slave of the Slaves,' the monk spent all his life
ministering to the enslaved people brought from Africa.
Where we will be going on Sunday for some sun, swimming and lunch.
with its crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches, these islands are the perfect tropical get away! Home to one of the most important coral reefs along the Colombian Caribbean coastline, make sure to get on your scuba-diving / snorkeling gear.
The venue for the welcome dinner and drinks
and one of Cartagena's most idyllic spots.
The burgeoning barrio, just outside the fabled walls of Cartagena's historic Old City, was formerly a haven of prostitution and drugs. But the once-seedy neighborhood is now the coolest, most invigorating and authentic, up-and-coming talk of the town.
The Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena de Indias
is a cultural institution and functions since 1979.
It is located on the Plaza de San Pedro Claver.
The wedding ceremony and reception will take place in this classical old colonial mansion. Casa Pestagua is one of the most beautiful homes in Cartagena and belonged to the 18th Century Count of Pestagua.
Surrounded by ice cream-colored buildings and bougainvillea-covered balconies just outside the Old Town’s core area, the Plaza de San Diego
is a lasting relic of the wealth Cartagena held during the days of the gold, sugar, and slave trade's peak. Home to the famous Hotel Santa Clara,
the square is a popular place to sit down, order a drink or a bite to eat,
and watch the world go by while listening to live music by the
local street performers.
Las Bóvedas (The Vaults) are a structure
in the Old City of Cartagena in Colombia, attached to the walls.
The Caribbean Sea is visible from the top of the structure. They were built as dungeons, that now house shops, boutiques and other businesses along the stout walls protecting the old city.
This is the largest and oldest square in the old town and was used as a parade ground. In colonial times, all the important governmental and administrative buildings were here. The old Royal Customs House was restored and is now the City Hall. A statue of Christopher Columbus stands in the center of the square.
Cartagena is an enchanted city with a lovely old colonial city centre on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
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