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Cartagena
Cartagena, a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia's Caribbean coast, has excellent beaches, a historic old town (that's entirely walkable) and beautiful colonial architecture. It's also one of the safest places in the country, so it's no wonder it's a popular port of call for cruise ships. Need a break from exploring the cobblestone streets? Stop at an outdoor cafe for excellent pastries and people-watching.

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Walled City of Cartagena
Walled City of Cartagena
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall
Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall
Owner description: Marelvy Peña-Hall is completely fluent in English, French and Spanish. In her work as a tour guide she combines the intimate knowledge of a native of Cartagena who is steeped in... more Owner description: Marelvy Peña-Hall is completely fluent in English, French and Spanish. In her work as a tour guide she combines the intimate knowledge of a native of Cartagena who is steeped in the city’s centuries-old traditions with an easy familiarity with North American and European people, society and culture, having traveled and lived in both the U.S. and France. less
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Bus Tours; Shopping Tours; Cultural Tours
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Built by the Spaniards as a defense in colonial times, this is one of the oldest buildings in Colombia.
Attraction type: Castles
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Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver
Owner description: Four hundred years ago jesuits established in Cartagena and founded a school and a church in downtown. During the XVII century a father called Pedro Claver dedicated all his life... more Owner description: Four hundred years ago jesuits established in Cartagena and founded a school and a church in downtown. During the XVII century a father called Pedro Claver dedicated all his life to the protection of the african slaves and became saint 300 hundred years later. To keep alive his legacy, jesuits came back to the city at the end of XIX century and started to collect pieces for a museum that includes precolombian, religious and african caribbean art and, of course, the chamber and other spaces where the saint lived and died. Nowadays it is the museum with the most complete collection of religious art in Colombian coast, and the building preserves the spirit of Claver, the spirit of Human Rights. less
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Joyeria Caribe Museum & Factory
Joyeria Caribe Museum & Factory
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cafe del Mural
Cafe del Mural
Ranked #1 of 580 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Fusion
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Drinks, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gelateria Tramonti
Gelateria Tramonti
Ranked #2 of 580 Restaurants in Cartagena
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Cash Only, Seating, Takeout
Cafe San Alberto
Cafe San Alberto
Ranked #3 of 580 Restaurants in Cartagena
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Carmen Restaurant Cartagena
Carmen Restaurant Cartagena
Ranked #4 of 580 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, International, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stefano's bistro
Stefano's bistro
Ranked #5 of 580 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price: $5 - $7
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Central American
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel San Martin Cartagena
3.0 of 5
Hotel San Martin Cartagena
$62 - $118 (COP 181,287 - COP 345,029)
Ranked #14 of 143 Hotels in Cartagena
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Hotel Barlovento
3.0 of 5
Hotel Barlovento
$67 - $170
Ranked #26 of 143 Hotels in Cartagena
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Hotel Casa Gloria
3.0 of 5
Hotel Casa Gloria
$74 - $200
Ranked #32 of 143 Hotels in Cartagena
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Alfiz Hotel
3.0 of 5
Alfiz Hotel
$150 - $313
Ranked #5 of 143 Hotels in Cartagena
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San Lazaro Art Lifestyle Hotel
3.5 of 5
San Lazaro Art Lifestyle Hotel
$112 - $245
Ranked #8 of 143 Hotels in Cartagena
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Radisson Cartagena Ocean Pavillion Hotel
4.0 of 5
Radisson Cartagena Ocean Pavillion Hotel
$123 - $304
Ranked #12 of 143 Hotels in Cartagena
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Quadrifolio
4.0 of 5
Hotel Quadrifolio
$254 - $337
Ranked #1 of 143 Hotels in Cartagena
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San Pedro Hotel Spa
4.0 of 5
San Pedro Hotel Spa
$169 - $326
Ranked #2 of 143 Hotels in Cartagena
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Hotel Casa San Agustin
4.5 of 5
Hotel Casa San Agustin
$356 - $1,041
Ranked #3 of 143 Hotels in Cartagena
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