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    Cartagena: the perfect host

    Encircled by age-old walls, Cartagena is a city dotted with mansions, plazas, monuments and terraces in colonial-style architecture, filling the air with charm and mystique. Referred to by some as ‘ ...

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    Quintessential

    BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB Castillo de San Felipe known as the “great protectorate of the city”, this majestic fortress of mysterious tunnels and cannons was built in the 1600s to defend the city from atta ...

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    Events

    Cartagena is quite the host of a wide range of events on a social, academic, business and governmental level. The array of venues, warm weather, accessibility and infrastructure mean that any type o ...

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    Islas del Rosario

    Crystal clear water in a myriad of hues of blue, pure white sand, five-star hotels and the opportunity to dive into the deep sea… Travel 1 hour (35 km) southeast by boat from Cartagena to come f ...

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    Fundación La Vecina

    Nathalie Rietman left the Netherlands 6,5 years ago to make a difference in the lives of the marginalized children of Cartagena. She became a ‘friendly neighbor’ in La Boquilla, and by strengtheni ...

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    72 HOURS IN CARTAGENA

    If you’re pressed for time but want to discover some of the best spots while in Cartagena, follow lure’s top tour of places to see and things to do in each of the most popular areas and tucked awa ...

 

Cartagena: the perfect host

Encircled by age-old walls, Cartagena is a city dotted with mansions, plazas, monuments and terraces in colonial-style architecture, filling the air with charm and mystique. Referred to by some as ‘The Walled City’, ‘The Heroic’, or ‘The Stone Yard’, it is has been awarded with official international recognition by UNESCO as a World Heritage City. Artists, musicians, poets, filmmakers and […]

Cartagena ESSENTIALS

Weather It’s always warm and humid here (between 27˚C and 32˚C) but as reprieve from the midday heat, there’s the afternoon breeze that keeps you cool while strolling through the city. Go lightly dressed, don’t forget to use sunblock and always keep well-hydrated. Information Points The Tourist Information Points are happy to offer complimentary advice, from 7am to 11am, on […]

Quintessential

BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB Castillo de San Felipe known as the “great protectorate of the city”, this majestic fortress of mysterious tunnels and cannons was built in the 1600s to defend the city from attacks by the pirates of the high seas.   Islas del Rosario just a mere one-hour boat ride away lies an archipelago of around 30 islands; a tropical paradise of […]

Tour through history

Cartagena is steeped in a history that’s not only found in books and lore but also in the streets and museums which hold fascinating secrets and artifacts from the past. Explore its ancestry throughout the city center and uncover even more information for yourself… MUSEO DEL ORO Indigenous potters, goldsmiths, and hunter-gatherers dwelled the Caribbean plains around the year 200 […]

Local Expert

* Cartagena is the most beautiful city that was built by the Spanish Empire; there is no other city more Spanish – not even in Spain itself. * Cartagena’s geographical shape is fascinating; it’s a small peninsula from which other small peninsulas where born. I would definitely define it as the triumph in the perseverance of land versus water. * […]

ARTHITLIST

  1. NH Galería Andy Warhol, Cruz-Diez, Sophia Vari, and the Colombian painter Alejandro Obregón;contemporary masterpieces by established and emerging artists from around the world are here on display. 2. Museo de Arte Moderno Located on the Plaza de San Pedro Claver, here is where you will find a permanent collection of Latin American paintings dating back to the 1950s by renowned artists […]

Cartagena from the balcony

The beauty of the balconies has been an inspiration to many artists, authors and musicians.

SUNSET

Between the light of day and the dark of night, sunset is the golden hour to unwind with good company, great music, drinks and a bite to establish the tone for the what’s ahead. EL BALCÓN Watch the action on Plaza San Diego from above at this bar-restaurant, as well as the view of the colorful sunset from the balcony.. EL […]

CHARMING PLAZAS

Filled with stories and legends, these squares frozen in time are now where visitors and residents gather to partake in the city’s splendor.  PLAZA DE BOLIVAR The Inquisition Tribunal was established here in 1610, but by 1896 this was the stage for bullfighting during festival season. Today, the statue on this plaza pays homage to the father of independence from […]

Sweet temptations

Go ahead…sweeten your sunny day even more by indulging in one of Cartagena’s many seductive and sinfully delicious treats. PUDÍN DE CHOCOLATE This is ‘Death by Chocolate’, available at Patricia Berón’s patisserie: two layers of moist chocolate cake with chocolate cream and chocolate chips. POSTRES ÁRABES Find baklava, dates in filo pastry and almond baskets at La Dulceira, where Vivian […]

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TOP 5 BEACHES

Cartagena is full of hidden gems and treasures, (include the comma, please!) where sea meets sand and sky. This is Lure’s pick of the best beaches to explore during your stay: LA COCOTERA Enjoy all the pleasures of the sun, sand and sea in complete harmony with nature through this eco-tourism project within in the Islas de Rosario. Its natural […]

Tips for you to fall in love

El romanticismo se respira en el aire, Cartagena tiene esa magia cautivante para conquistar y seducir… si su corazón se lo dicta atrévase a vivir en pareja el plan que Lure ha diseñado para enamorarse más y más. Romantic breakfast Toast to another new day together with a lovely bubbly or fine champagne over Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara’s romantic breakfast, […]

Events

Cartagena is quite the host of a wide range of events on a social, academic, business and governmental level. The array of venues, warm weather, accessibility and infrastructure mean that any type of occasion can be organized at any time of year. The only dilemma you will face while planning your event here, is choosing from the endless possibilities of wonderful hotels, […]

CENTRO DE CONVENCIONES CARTAGENA DE INDIAS

The Cartagena de Indias Convention Center is strategically located right in the heart of the historic city center along the Bahía de las Ánimas, just steps away from the most exclusive hotels, restaurants, shops, cafés and prime attractions of the city. Its 20,000m² of versatile space is host to Latin America’s most prominent events on a business, government, academic and […]