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Cartagena is a beautiful city located on the northern coast of Colombia in
the Caribbean Coast Region. This city is the capital of the Bolivar
Department. Cartagena is acknowledged queen of the Caribbean coast and a
pixie tale of legends, love, and wonderfully preserved beauty lying within
engrossing 13 kilometres of centuries old colonial stone fortifications.
The old town of Cartagena is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites and
is in contrast with the outer town having soberly bustling lifestyle.
Things to do in Cartagena
Centro Amurallado - Old Town
Old Town, also known as the soul of Cartagena, is an old walled area
protected by fortress. It is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Within
the walls of the Old Town, there are oodles of plazas, colonial buildings,
and churches. In the Old Town, the accommodation options and restaurants
highlight their colonial origins.
Museo de Oro y Arqueloguia
Museo de Oro y Arqueloguia, located on Plaza Bolivar, is an archaeological
museum boasting an assorted collection that includes gold artefacts and
pottery from the Sinu culture and gold collection from Bogota. Palacio de
la Inquisicion, located in proximity to the museum, is an apt place to
visit for exploring history and culture of the city.
La Popa Convent
La Popa Convent, also called a monastery and a convent, is a impressive
colonial complex is an excellent place to visit to get a feel of colonial
religious life, gorgeous landscapes of the city and neighbouring islands.
Located within the site, Convento de la Popa is a remarkable spot for
sunset with flowered patios.
Best Time to Visit Cartagena
Weather-wise, the best time to book flights from Fort Lauderdale to
Cartagena is from January to March. During these months, the climate of the
city remains soothing and pleasant for sightseeing. If booking Cartagena
flights for the peak season, tourists must book well in advance as the
airfares tend to rise.