Art and Culture

Cartagena has many places to visit for people looking for knowledge of  the local history as Cartagena is a cultural mecca. There are several wonderful museums, public squares and historic buildings to visit, see and experience. For those lacking time or looking for detail, we recommend one of our guided tours. In each tour, you are led around the city by a professional, historically-certified guide who will awe you with the significance of each and every spot visited along the tour. However, many people are more interested in seeing the city on their own and prefer to get lost in the magic of Cartagena and learn about the history in a different way. Here, we´ve created a summary of the most famous locations and monuments which you can check out on your own and use as your own personal guide. Remember, Hi Cartagena is here for you if there’s anything at all you need, please let us know. Our concierge is waiting for your call.

Places to Visit

the clock tower

The Clock Tower

In 1601, possibly the most famous landmark in Colombia, “La Torre de Reloj” was built to connect, via drawbridge, Getsemani with old Cartagena. Originally referred

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Teatro Adolfo Mejia

Constructed on the ruins of Iglesia Merced in 1625, Teatro Adolfo Mejia was built to celebrate the first centenary of the Colombian Republic in 1911.

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Castillo San Felipe

San Felipe Fortress

For one of the best vantage points in the old city, head to Castillo San Felipe de Barajas. This massive and impressive fortification is not

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Plaza Santo Domingo

Plaza Santo Domingo

One of the most popular squares in the old city, Plaza Santo Domingo is regularly packed with tourists.  Aptly named for the church situated on

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Plaza de la Trinidad

Plaza de la Trinidad

Frequented by locals, travelers, hippies, families and everyone in between, Plaza de la Trinidad is a lovely place to hang out at night. There are

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Plaza de la Aduana

Plaza de la Aduana

Worth visiting for the elegant, colorful architecture, Plaza de la Aduana is one of the most extensive areas in the walled city, with many restaurants,

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