Highlights and main attractions of Cartagena
This romantic and wonderfully preserved city set on Colombia’s northern Caribbean coastline is said to have inspired Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’. The historic centre of the city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984 and is filled with pristine and colourful colonial architecture surrounded by walls dating back to 16th century. Sure to bring out your creative soul, the atmospheric sound of horse hooves and carriage wheels clattering the cobbles and the smell of bougainvillea in sun-filled courtyard is a photographer’s dream.
Cartagena has always been quirky; its fusion of Afro-Colombian, European and Latin influences has huge appeal to the traveller.