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Useful Information Cartagena de Indias – Colombia Travel Guide


Useful Information Cartagena de Indias – Colombia Travel Guide

Discover the best Places of Interest, Tourist Attractions, Destinations in Cartagena de Indias Colombia

The city of Cartagena, known in the colonial era as Cartagena de Indias,  is a major port founded in 1533, located on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region. It was strategically located between the Magdalena and Sinú rivers and became the main port for trade between Spain and its overseas empire, establishing its importance by the early 1540s. During the colonial era it was a key port for the export of Peruvian silver to Spain and for the import of African slaves. It was defensible against pirate attacks in the Caribbean. It is the capital of the Bolívar Department, and had a population 971,592 as of 2016. It is the fifth-largest city in Colombia and the second largest in the region, after Barranquilla. The urban area of Cartagena is also the fifth-largest urban area in the country. Economic activities include the maritime and petrochemicals industries, as well as tourism.

Location – Cartagena de Indias

In the north of the country. Cartagena faces the Caribbean Sea to the west. To the south is the Cartagena Bay, which has two entrances: Bocachica (Small Mouth) in the south, and Bocagrande (Big Mouth) in the north. Cartagena is located at 10°25′ North, 75°32′ West (10.41667, −75.5333).

Climate and temperature – Cartagena de Indias

tropical, humid and warm, with a relative humitdity of 84%. The average temperature is 27°C(80°F) with temperatures ranging between 24°C(75°F) and 31°C(87°F).

Approximate Flight times From Cartageba To:

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 3 hours with connection in Bogotá

Approximate Distance By Road From Cartagena To:

  • 110 Km. (68 miles)
  • 209 Km. (129 miles)
  • 362 Km. (224 Miles)
  • 375 Km. (233 Miles)
  • 643 Km. (399 Miles)
  • 849 Km. (527 Miles)
  • 1060 Km. (658 Miles)
  • 1099 Km. (682 Miles)

Banks in Cartagena de Indias Colombia

There are branches of the Banco de Bogota, Davivienda, Banco Agrario, Banco Santander, AV Villas, Bancolombia, Caja Social, BBVA and Occidente Banks.
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8 to 11:30 am. and from 2 to 4pm. extended hours vary according to the bank.

Tourist Information Points

PIT PLaza de la Aduana:
Addrress: Casa del Marquez del Priemio Real 30-53
Phone: (57+5) 6601583
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9 to 5 pm.

PIT Aeropuerto:
Addrress: Cll 71 03-89
Phone: (57+5) 6569200
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 7 am. to 11 pm. and sundays from 9 am. to 5 pm..

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