Attractions

  • Clock Tower

    Address:
    Torre Del Reloj, Cl. 70, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia .

    The Clock Tower is the main gateway to the historic center of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia and the original entrance to the fortified city (or better known today as the Sector and / or Walled City ). It is located between the squares of Independencia and de los Coches. The name "Puerta del Reloj" responds to the clock with which the tower was crowned at the beginning of the 18th century. While the name of Boca del Puente is due to the fact that, during the Spanish colonial period, a drawbridge was built at the foot of the old San Anastasio Canal, which linked the Walled City with the legendary Getsemaní Quarter. The bridge also served as a defense of the city, since in case of an enemy attack, it was raised to prevent the access of pirates and buccaneers.

  • Cars Square

    Address:
    Plaza de Los Coches, Carrera 7, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia .

    This square is the first to receive visitors to the historic center of Cartagena de Indias, since it is found when passing the Puerta del Reloj.In this square today you can see the statue of the founder of the city Don Pedro de Heredia, also the They pave the backs of the Clock Tower and the legendary Portal de los Dulces, where they will find the greatest variety of typical Colombian Caribbean sweets, its history, its architecture and its beauty make it a place that you cannot miss if you visit Cartagena de indias.

  • The Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandría

    Address:
    Catedral de Santa Catalina de Alejandría, Carrera 4, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia .

     

    The Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandría is a Colombian cathedral church of Catholic worship under the invocation of Santa Catalina de Alejandría. It is located in the historic center of the city of Cartagena de Indias, Plaza de la Proclamation, east corner of Bolívar Park, and is the episcopal seat of the Archbishop of Cartagena de Indias, one of the oldest episcopal sees of the New World The building has a basilica plan, divided by three naves, and has a series of chapels adjoining the nave of the Gospel. Its construction began in 1577, replacing the humble cathedral "of straw and reeds." The temple can be considered one of the oldest cathedrals in America, contemporary with those of Mexico.

  • Customs Square

    Address:
    PLAZA DE LA ADUANA, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia .

    The largest in Cartagena, Colombia, was originally intended to serve as the main square, so the administrative offices were built around it during the colonial era. There are the mansion where the founder of Cartagena lived, Pedro de Heredia, and a statue in homage to Christopher Columbus.

  • Zenú Gold Museum

    Address:
    Museo del Oro Zenú, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia .

    The Zenú Gold Museum is part of the Banco de la República's network of gold museums and opened its doors to the public in 1982. Through its rooms a representative sample of the societies of the different goldsmiths archaeological zones of the world is presented. Colombian territory, its systems of thought, forms of social organization and adaptation to environmental conditions, particularly in the plains of the Colombian Caribbean.

  • Santo Domingo Square

    Address:
    Plaza Santo Domingo, Calle 35, Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia .

    The  Santo Domingo sqaure is one of the liveliest places in the city, both during the day and at night. The place is surrounded by restaurants and cafes, where you can sit down for a drink, while listening to the musicians who go around the tables playing local rhythms in exchange for a tip. In one of the corners of the Plaza de Santo Domingo is the Church of Santo Domingo, the oldest temple in the city which gives its name to the square. When you visit the square, don't forget to look for fat Gertrudis. It is not a person, it is a sculpture by Botero of a lying naked woman. It is said that by touching Gertrudis' breasts, you ensure a long romance with your partner. It is also believed that this also ensures your return to the city of Cartagena

  • Bastion of Santiago

    Address:
    Baluarte de Santiago, Calle 33, Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia .

    It was one of the first sections of the walled enclosure built, flanking the Santo Domingo Bastion on the left. Begun around 1614 by order of the governor Diego de Acuña, its layout was designed by the engineer Cristóbal de Roda following the project proposed in 1595 by the also engineer Bautista Antonelli to protect the most exposed place in the city, the strip of sand that joined it. with Bocagrande. Between 1714 and 1719, the engineer Juan de Herrera y Sotomayor repaired the wall and also added embrasures and a garitón at its angle. The bastion maintains its characteristics except for its right flank, destroyed when Baloco street communicates with Santander avenue.

  • Café del Mar

    Address:
    Café del Mar Ltda., Baluarte de Santo Domingo, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia .

    Café del Mar opened its doors in 2002, and since then it has established itself as the most recognized Bar-Restaurant in Cartagena de Indias and throughout Colombia, due to its cosmopolitan atmosphere, its facilities and its excellent service. Decorated with exquisite taste, it welcomes clients from all over the world to start their nights enjoying our delicious cocktails, while feeling the sea breeze under the moonlight.

  • San Felipe Castle

    Address:
    Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia .

    The Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, full name of the fort, is located in a strategic place, due to the numerous times that the city suffered attacks from various forces that wanted to invade it due to its strategic position, it was the gateway to Latin America. It is important before doing the tour to see the institutional video and then do the tour with a tour guide.