Ten years the process of its independence of absolute lasted of the Spanish crown from its proclamation, the 11 of November of 1811. Its firm resistance to the prolonged site, that suffered in 1815 to defend independence, made creditor of the title "Cartagena de Indias, Heroic City".
In the republican period the city lost his power and derived towards one long crisis that lasts until principles of century XX. At the present time it is a recovered city that receives to thousands of tourists, eager to know the scenes where they carried out outstanding pages of his history, personalities like India Catherine, Francis Drake, San Pedro Claver, Baron de Pointis, Blas de Lezo, Antonio de Arevalo, Pedro Romero, Simón Bolivar and Rafael Nuñez.
In 1984, the Committee of the World-wide Patrimony of UNESCO included in the list of the world-wide patrimony the "Port, Strength and Monumental Set of Cartagena de Indias".
The visit to the city becomes magician, when besides to know monuments, one is mixed between its people. It is then difficult not to be pledged with Cartagena from yesterday, today and always. City with spell, is glad, festive and Friendly.