Cartagena, a beautiful city on the northern coast of Colombia in the
Caribbean Coast Region, is the capital of the Bolivar Department. It is the
acknowledged queen of the Caribbean coast and a fairy tale of legends,
love, and brilliantly-preserved beauty lying within fascinating 13
kilometres of centuries old colonial stone fortifications. The old town of
Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Old Town is in divergence
with the outer town having soberly bustling lifestyle.
Things to do in Cartagena
Centro Amurallado - Old Town
Old Town, popularly known as the heart of Cartagena, is an old-walled area
protected by fortress. Inside the fringes of the Old Town, there are many
plazas, colonial buildings, convents, and churches. Lodging options and
restaurants within this area highlight their colonial pedigrees.
La Popa Convent
La Popa Convent, also called a monastery and a convent, is a marvellous
colonial complex. It is an excellent place to visit to get a touch of
colonial religious life, gorgeous vistas of the city and neighbouring
islands. Convento de la Popa, positioned within the site, is an
extraordinary spot for sunset with flowered patios.
Museo de Oro y Arqueloguia
Museo de Oro y Arqueloguia, situated on Plaza Bolivar, is an archaeological
and gold museum. The assortment in the museum comprises gold artefacts and
pottery from the Sinu culture and gold collection from Bogota. Positioned
in proximity, Palacio de la Inquisicion is a fitting place to visit for
exploring history and culture of the city.
Best Time to Fly to Cartagena
Cartagena experiences hot and humid weather. Best time to book flights from
Miami to Cartagena is between January to March when its warm in day and
cool breeze makes the weather in evening soothing and pleasant. The peak
tourism season in the city is from December to mid-January and then in Holy
Week and thus, tourists visiting in this duration must book flights from
MIA to CTG well in advance.