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CARTAGENA DE INDIAS:
FASCINATING CITY AND WORLD HERITAGE:
Cartagena de Indias is legendary both for its history and its beauty. It has been immortalised on countless canvases, glorified in hundreds of books and had its every detail photographed a zillion times - and, as Colombia's most fascinating city and a World Heritage Site, it deserves every one of these tributes.
The walled old town of this fortified Spanish colonial port is a gem. It's packed with churches, monasteries, plazas, palaces and noble mansions with overhanging balconies and shady patios. It pays just to wander through the old town, but some of the highlights are the Palacio de la Inquisición; the informative Museo del Oro Arqueología; and Muelle de los Pegasos, the lovely old port of Cartagena on the Bahía de las Ánimas.
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CARTAGENA CITY OF FUN:
Cartagena is a paradise in itself, with beautiful beaches, shining sun, sea breezes and history everywhere. This city has recreation and diversions for every age and taste. There are places to drink coffee with friends, to take a chance in casinos, to visit museums and cultural spots, places for animated conversation and places to spend time with the family.

CITY OF PLAZAS AND CAFES
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Cafes are in fashion in Cartagena these days, especially those cafes around the center and those that are outdoors. And it is hardly surprising that these places attract so many visitors as there is nothing like drinking a delicious cocktail or a Colombian coffee in good company while watching the dusk or enjoying the moonlight reflected off walls and balconies in this city full of history.
A famous square visited by celebrities, tourists and people from all over the world, Santo Domingo is located in front of the Iglesia de Santo Domingo. The famous Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero gave his sculpture Mujer reclinada to Cartagena on condition that it be placed in this square. Cafés here, such as Café Santo Domingo, Café de la Plaza and San Bernabé, offer excellent service, views and food.




NIGHTS OF FUN AND GAMES:

Nights in Cartagena invite excesses and satisfaction of the senses. Find this explosive combination in the casinos of this provocative city. Blackjack, roulette, poker, slot machines and many other games fill these places where luck is the guest of honor. Most of the casinos are in the hotel and tourist areas of Bocagrande and El Laguito. Three of the biggest and most important casinos are Casino Royale, one of the oldest, located in the traditional Hotel Caribe; the popular Casino del Caribe, which has excellent facilities; and Casino El Dorado Bocagrande, conveniently located on Avenida San Martín. The temptations of gaming together with the beautiful settings and excellent service make these places perfect for nights out in the best Las Vegas style.

CULTURAL CARTAGENA:
In Cartagena there is also room for arts and culture. In the center, you will find the renowned Museo del Oro, which displays gold pieces made by the original natives. The Museo de Arte Moderno has works by contemporary artists, and the large Museo Naval exhibits objects related to nautical affairs. On the other hand, there are schools specializing in music, painting, sculpture and photography. The most prominent among these is undoubtedly the Escuela de Bellas Artes, located on Plaza de San Diego.







 

 

BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN COAST:
The beautiful coast around Cartagena features a handful of impressive Spanish forts, including the 17th-century Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, undoubtedly the greatest and strongest fortress ever built by the Spaniards in their colonies. The Islas del Rosario, 35km (22mi) offshore southwest of Cartegena, have magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life, making them popular with snorkellers and scuba divers. The L-shaped peninsula south of the old town contains the upmarket holiday resorts of Bocagrande and El Laguito. Most budget travellers stay in Getsemaní there are mid-range options in the old town.

FASCINATING CITY AND WORLD HERITAGE:
Cartagena de Indias is legendary both for its history and its beauty. It has been immortalised on countless canvases, glorified in hundreds of books and had its every detail photographed a zillion times - and, as Colombia's most fascinating city and a World Heritage Site, it deserves every one of these tributes.
The walled old town of this fortified Spanish colonial port is a gem. It's packed with churches, monasteries, plazas, palaces and noble mansions with overhanging balconies and shady patios. It pays just to wander through the old town, but some of the highlights are the Palacio de la Inquisición; the informative Museo del Oro Arqueología; and Muelle de los Pegasos, the lovely old port of Cartagena on the Bahía de las Ánimas.













 
 
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