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Plaza San Diego

Plaza San Diego Cartagena

  • January 14, 2017

Plaza San Diego Cartagena Plaza San Diego is yet another charming little square in the heart of Cartagena’s Walled City. It has earned a reputation as a quiet little spot where folks vacationing in Cartagena and locals alike can take…

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Plaza Fernandez Madrid

Plaza Fernandez Madrid

  • January 5, 2017

Plaza Fernandez Madrid in Cartagena Named after the statue of Jose Fernandez Madrid that stands at the center of the shaded park, Plaza Fernandez Madrid is yet another one of the adorable little green zones tucked away throughout Cartagena. It’s…

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Naval Museum Cartagena

Naval Museum Cartagena

  • November 13, 2016

The Naval Museum of the Caribbean in Cartagena Spanish armadas clashing with their English counterparts, pirates and privateers, lost treasures and the sad stories of millions of African slaves—it’s hard to find a single body of water that has a…

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Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez

  • November 1, 2016

Gabriel García Márquez: “The Greatest Colombian Who Ever Lived” One of the most influential writers of our time was born in Colombia at the turn of the century and—if not for his opinionated and eccentric grandparents—may have wound up a…

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Palacio De La Gobernacion

Palacio de la Gobernacion

  • September 2, 2016

Cartagena’s Palacio de la Gobernacion One of the things that entice so many people to vacation in Cartagena is the gorgeous Spanish Colonial architecture—bright colors, intricate arches, open-air plazas. One of the best examples is the Palacio de la Gobernacion…

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Tall Ship ARC Gloria

Tall Ship ARC Gloria

  • August 22, 2016

Naval History Enthusiasts in Cartagena Flock to the Tall Ship ARC Gloria The ARC Gloria is a must see when vacationing in Cartagena. Cartagena was once one of the most important ports in the Spanish Empire, funneling gold, slave laborers,…

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Door Knockers

Door Knockers

  • August 13, 2016

The Fanciful Door Knockers of Cartagena Colombia Do you know the story behind the beautiful door knockers of Cartagena, Colombia? These unique icons (known in Spanish as aldabas) are more than just quirks of the Spanish Colonial Architecture you’ll find…

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Museo del Oro

Museo del Oro

  • August 2, 2016

Museo del Oro in Cartagena (Gold Museum) The Museo del Oro in Cartagena offers a unique peek in Colombia’s pre-Colombian past. It’s a must-see for history buffs and, really, anyone who likes pretty things. Located in Plaza de Bolivar in…

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Camellón de los Mártires

Camellón de los Mártires

  • June 3, 2016

Camellón de los Mártires in Cartagena de Indias When you vacation in Cartagena one of the first things you’ll learn is that it’s known as the Heroic City. Cartagena played an integral part in the liberation of Colombia from the…

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India Catalina in Cartagena

India Catalina

  • May 7, 2016

India Catalina--The Symbol of Spanish Colonial Cartagena She's become something of a tragic heroine in the history of Colombia but few outside Cartagena know the story behind this iconic woman. Her real name is lost to history but India Catalina…

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