Colonial architecture in Cartagena Colombia – Cartagena Colombia – Cartagena de Indias Colombia – Colombia Travel Guide

The architecture in Cartagena de Indias is eclectic and fascinating. Military structures, such as the walls, bastions and for tresses, stand next to a well preserved colonial and republican city. Cartagena de Indias’s neighborhoods throb with Caribbean colors, and new constructions reflect an American influence in their whites and blues that copy the Car tagena […]

The Rosario Islands Oceanarium – Cartagena Colombia – Cartagena de Indias Colombia – Colombia Travel Guide

The Oceanario Islas del Rosario is a conservation center, home to more than 1,400 animals of 140 marine species of the Colombian Caribbean, which offers unforgettable experiences to its visitors and education on the importance and care of marine flora and fauna. It also carries out valuable conservation work in the natural environment, protecting and […]

Castillo Grande Beach Cartagena de Indias – Cartagena Colombia – Cartagena de Indias Colombia – Colombia Travel Guide

The beaches of the Castillogrande neighborhood of Cartagena de Indias are one of the favorites by natives and visitors, since it is usually a fairly quiet beach, with a softer wave. However, including beaches, they retain the joy and energy so typical of the beaches of the Colombian Caribbean coasts. Similarly, from these beaches it […]

Top 10 places to visit Cartagena Colombia – Top-Rated Attractions in Cartagena – Best Places to Visit in Colombia – Cartagena Colombia – Cartagena Travel Guide

The city’s access to the Caribbean Sea and the beautiful beaches close to Cartagena provide the perfect place for rest or play in the perpetually pleasant weather. These white sand beaches are ideal for enjoying a cocktail or local dish, sunbathing, relaxing, or participating in water sports. Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Cartagena Tours & Tickets […]

National Aviary of Colombia – Cartagena Colombia – Tourist places in colombia – Cartagena de Indias Colombia – Colombia Travel Guide

Aviario Nacional in Cartagena, Colombia, is conservation organization that seeks, through a modern and representative exhibition of avifauna in natural environments, to promote knowledge about Colombian biodiversity, its sustainable use and responsible management. To conserve and promote knowledge about Colombian biodiversity, its sustainable use and its responsible management through animal welfare practices. To be leaders […]

Gastronomy in Cartagena Colombia – Cartagena’s gastronomy – Cartagena Colombia – Cartagena de Indias Colombia – Colombia Travel Guide

One of the most popular gastronomic traditions in Cartagena is the sale of fruits, by the “palenqueras”, which are responsible for selling in several parts of the city. Likewise, the Cartagena have the same typical foods as the rest of the Caribbean region in Colombia, such as the arepa e’huevo, the carimañola, shrimp cocktail, the […]

Cartagena 1811 to the 21st century – Cartagena Colombia – Cartagena de Indias Colombia – Colombia Travel Guide

For more than 275 years, Cartagena was under Spanish rule. With Napoleon’s imprisonment of Charles IV and Ferdinand VII, and the start of the Peninsular War, the Latin American wars of independence soon followed. In Cartagena, on 4 June 1810, Royal Commissioner Antonio Villavicencio and the Cartagena City Council banished the Spanish Governor Francisco de […]

Cartagena Viceregal era: 1717–1811 – Cartagena Colombia – Cartagena de Indias Colombia – Colombia Travel Guide

The 18th century began poorly for the city economically, as the Bourbon dynasty discontinued the Carrera de Indias convoys. However, with the establishment of the Viceroyalty of New Granada and the constant Anglo-Spanish conflicts, Cartagena took on the stronghold as the “gateway to the Indies of Peru”. By 1777, the city included 13,700 inhabitants with […]

Cartagena Colonial era: 1533–1717 – Cartagena Colombia – Cartagena de Indias Colombia – Colombia Travel Guide

Under contract to Queen Joanna of Castile, Pedro de Heredia entered the Bay of Cartagena with three ships, a lighter, 150 men, and 22 horses, on 14 January 1533. He soon found the village of Calamari abandoned. Proceeding onwards to Turbaco, where Juan de la Cosa had been mortally wounded 13 years earlier, Heredia fought […]