Founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena de Indias is full of history. This city is located in the north coast of Colombia on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. It is the second most important urban center in the Colombian Caribbean Region and is the fifth city with the largest population in the country.
During colonial times, Cartagena de Indias was one of the most desirable ports for commerce, and in November 11 1811, it became independent from Spain. Today, Cartagena is visited by many tourists from all over the world who come to see its artistic and cultural patrimony.
The Walled City is the historic center of the city. In November 1984, UNESCO declared it Historical and Cultural World Heritage Site. Outside the wall, but as part of the old defense system of the city, the San Felipe de Barajas Castle is located, “Cartagena's sentinel”, an impressive military engineering work that perfectly fulfilled its mission, before the onslaught of pirates and privateers of different flags.
In Cartagena, you can enjoy wonderful sandy beaches and warm waters the whole year round. The seafood is exquisite, especially the regional cuisine of the Colombian coast. There is a wide variety of bars, cafes and restaurants with very nice views of the sea. In addition, there are spectacular city squares, and colonial buildings. All of these come together to give visitors an unforgettable experience.