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Cartagena’s Old City

Cartagena’s Old City is the Place to Be

  • May 1, 2017

Cartagena’s Old City is the Place to Be Planning a vacation to Cartagena? Cartagena’s Old City is the place to stay. Why? It offers a unique vacation experience unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else! Sure, the beach high-rises in the…

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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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Old City Wall Cartagena

Old City Wall

  • February 27, 2016

The Old City Wall in Cartagena Cartagena was once one of the most important cities in the Spanish Empire. With billions of dollars worth of gold, gems, exotic cash crops, and slave labor flowing through the city it was a…

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Antiguo Convento de San Francisco

Spanish Colonial Architecture

  • July 1, 2015

Spanish Colonialism's Indelible Mark on Central and Southern America During the 16th and 17th centuries, Cartagena, Colombia was one of the most important ports in the Spanish Empire, funneling slave labor into the new world and riches (gold and emeralds,…

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Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

  • June 1, 2015

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas The massive Castillo San Felipe de Barajas sits atop the Hill of San Lázaro, overlooking Cartagena de Indias as it has done for centuries. Now instead of Spanish soldiers and crack-shot gunners defending the harbor…

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San Pedro Claver Plaza

Colonial Architecture

  • April 19, 2015

Colonial Architecture of Cartagena Cartagena’s rich history and heritage shines through in its beautiful architecture, which has become one of the main attributes of this charming Colombian town. Located on the southern coast of the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena’s history dates…

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