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 âThe Walled Cityâ, âThe Heroicâ, or âThe Stone Yardâ, it is has been awarded with official international recognition by UNESCO as a World Heritage City. Artists, musicians, poets, filmmakers and […]
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 â ...
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB Castillo de San Felipe known as the âgreat protectorate of the cityâ, this majestic fortress of mysterious tunnels and cannons was built in the 1600s to defend the city from atta ...
Cartagena is quite the host ofÂ a wide range of events on aÂ social, academic, business and governmental level. The array of venues, warm weather, accessibility and infrastructure mean that any type o ...
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 ...
FundaciĂłn 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 âfriendly neighborâ in La Boquilla, and by strengtheni ...
72 HOURS IN CARTAGENA
If youâre pressed for time but want to discover some of the best spots while in Cartagena, follow lureâs top tour of places to see and things to do in each of the most popular areas and tucked awa ...
Cartagena: the perfect host
Weather Itâs always warm and humid here (between 27ËC and 32ËC) but as reprieve from the midday heat, thereâs the afternoon breeze that keeps you cool while strolling through the city. Go lightly dressed, donât 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 […]
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB Castillo de San Felipe known as the âgreat protectorate of the cityâ, this majestic fortress of mysterious tunnels and cannons was built in the 1600s to defend the city from attacksÂ by the pirates of the high seas. Â 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 thatâs 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 yourselfâŠ MUSEO DEL ORO Indigenous potters, goldsmiths, and hunter-gatherers dwelled the Caribbean plains around the year 200 […]
* Cartagena is the most beautiful city that was built by the Spanish Empire; there is no other city more Spanish â not even in Spain itself. * Cartagenaâs geographical shape is fascinating; itâs 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. * […]
Â 1. NH GalerĂa Andy Warhol, Cruz-Diez, Sophia Vari, and the ColombianÂ painterÂ Alejandro ObregĂłn;contemporary masterpieces by established and emerging artists from around the world are here on display. 2. Museo de Arte Moderno Located onÂ 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 […]
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 whatâs ahead. EL BALCĂN Watch the actionÂ on Plaza San Diego from above at this bar-restaurant, as well as the view of the colorful sunset from the balcony.. EL […]
Filled with stories and legends, these squares frozen in time are now where visitors and residents gather to partake in the cityâs splendor. Â 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 […]
Go aheadâŠsweeten your sunny day even more by indulging in one of Cartagenaâs many seductive and sinfully delicious treats. PUDĂN DE CHOCOLATE This is âDeath by Chocolateâ, available at Patricia BerĂłnâs patisserie: two layers of moist chocolate cake with chocolate cream and chocolate chips. POSTRES ĂRABES Find baklava, dates in filo pastry and almond baskets at La Dulceira, where Vivian […]
TOP 5 BEACHES
Cartagena is full of hidden gems and treasures, (include the comma, please!) where sea meets sand and sky. This is Lureâs 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 seducirâŠ si su corazĂłn se lo dicta atrĂ©vase a vivir en pareja el plan que Lure ha diseĂ±ado para enamorarse mĂĄs y mĂĄs. Romantic breakfast ToastÂ to another new day together with a lovely bubbly or fine champagne over Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Claraâs romantic breakfast, […]
Cartagena is quite the host ofÂ a wide range of events on aÂ 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 BahĂa de las Ănimas, just steps away from the most exclusive hotels, restaurants, shops, cafĂ©s and prime attractions of the city. Its 20,000mÂČ of versatile space is host to Latin Americaâs most prominent events on a business, government, academic and […]