Cartagena es la ciudad amurallada de Colombia, también conocida como “Cartagena de Indias” y se ubica en el departamento de Bolívar en la Costa Caribe Colombiana.
Cartagena's historical value
The city is known for its wealth and historical value for Colombia and the world.
Cartagena yesterday and today, is one of the most important ports in America and at the time of the Colony it was a naval and military base.
On November 11, 1811, Cartagena de Indias declared its independence from the Spaniards, commemoration that gives rise to the "Fiestas of Independence."
Cartagena, Cultural Heritage
The main tourist attraction of Cartagena is its invaluable cultural heritage, which is reflected in emblematic places such as Castillo San Felipe, Plaza de las Bóvedas, Plaza Santo Domingo, among other museums, churches and monuments.
The Historic Center of Cartagena was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 by Unesco.
A unique architectural legacy that is preserved as a National Heritage and that is combined with the stories of European pirates of the colonial era.
Cartagena, headquarters of international culture
In January, Cartagena becomes the center of culture and the arts.
In Cartagena de Indias the “Hay Festival" Literary event of the utmost importance for Hispanics, where writers, journalists, artists and cultural promoters stand out worldwide.
Likewise, Cartagena is home to the International Classical Music Festival, where musicians from all over the world present their works in different parts of the Historic Center and the city's neighborhoods.
The Native Festival of Bagpipes of San Jacinto, which takes place in August in Cartagena and rescues the cultural tradition of the Colombian Caribbean Coast.
In March, the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival is held, which has international guests and workshops and screenings are held throughout the city.
Cartagena also hosts events such as the National Reign, where the Colombian representative is elected to the most important beauty pageant in the world, Miss Universe.
Other cultural, environmental sustainability and sports events are also held in the capital of Bolívar.
In addition to the historical wealth of Cartagena de Indias, the city is a tourist satellite that hosts visitors going to the Coral Islands of the Rosario, Terrabomba, Barú and the Totumo Volcano.
If you want to leave the plan and live a unique experience in the Colombian Caribbean, you can go to Cartagena.