The Old Town Cartagena Colombia

  • Cannon sur un crénelage sur les murs de la vieille ville de Cartagena Colombie
  • Le parc de la Marina à Cartagena en Colombie a de nombreuses piscines réfléchissantes et sculptures militaires
  • affichage de Noël à la Plaza de la Aduana à Cartagena en Colombie
  • Il y a beaucoup de heurtoirs de porte en forme de iguanes à Cartagena en Colombie
  • The Heretic's fork was used during the Inquisition in Cartagena to get confessions out of people
  • Murailles à Cartagena de Indias
  • Pegasus Sculptures à Cartagena en Colombie
  • Arepa avec du fromage sont l'un des nombreux types de Arepas colombiens
  • Dîner à l'hôtel Sofitel Santa Clara vaut le prix
  • Gelateria Paradiso's ices and gelatos are said to the the best in Cartagena De Indias
  • gâteaux cartageneros sont la version antillaise de Tamales Tolimenses
  • Le centre des arts du spectacle de Carthagène a une peinture murale représentant les muses
  • maisons colorées à Cartagena de Indias
  • Palenqueras sont au cœur de Cartagena de Indias
  • Un bon endroit pour trouver palenqueras dans la vieille ville de Carthagène est de San Pedro Claver
  • San Pedro Claver baptisé 300,000 personnes, y compris des esclaves
  • Le Teatro Heredia a été conçu par l'architecte Luis Felipe Jasper
  • Cartagena's door knockers are a major attraction
  • Le Gordita Botero se trouve sur la Plaza Santo Domingo à Cartagena en Colombie
  • Sculpture de Jean-Paul II en Colombie CARTAGENA
  • Cartagena est connue pour ses heurtoirs de porte décoratifs
  • sculptures en métal de charme de gens qui font tous les jours des choses sur la Plaza San Pedro Claver
  • Graffiti d'un oiseau bleu à Cartagena
  • Palenqueras vendent tous les types de fruits, y compris l'ananas, guava, papaye et plus

YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE CARTAGENA! I can't imagine anyone not liking the city. You may be worried about visiting this city in Colombia, but you don't have to be. Especially if you find yourself in the Old Town Cartagena. It's really a wonderful place, here's why:

  • Cartagena is the safest city in Colombia.
  • It's not a tourist trap. I was there November/December and although the tourists were there, it was not overcrowded like Venice.
  • The locals frown on public drunkenness and are not afraid to put misbehaved tourists in their place (this is quite entertaining when it happens). This means that while you can party and have a great time, you don't need to worry about obnoxious tourists or locals.
  • It's not Mexico. You're not going to get sick from the food or water...unless you eat oysters at the beach...everything else is a-ok (even the super cheap ceviche). Voici une pleine liste des choses que vous devez manger à Cartagena.

Cartagena is not perfect. It has plenty of issues, but even with the negatives I left ready to go back. I'll walk you through some of the coolest spots in the old town (there will be other blogs for other neighborhoods), and give you some tips for your trip to Cartagena Colombia (they're at the bottom of this post - so scroll if you're in a rush).

Old Town Cartagena Guide

Cartagena est connue pour ses heurtoirs de porte décoratifs

While in Cartagena's Old City, take time to walk and enjoy the city's gorgeous door knockers

Chances are if you're headed to Cartagena, you'll spend most of your time in theCiudad Vieja (the old town). This is where most tourists spend their time, and it is easy to see why. The old town and theCiudad Murallada (walled city) is a treasure trove of Colonial architecture, churches, gorgeous mansions, amazing shopping, and history.  I loved the old city and spent plenty of time there...I could have spent even more and plan to quite soon. Cartagena is a very inexpensive travel location if you do it right.

San Pedro Claver baptisé 300,000 personnes, y compris des esclaves

San Pedro Claver, a Spanish Jesuit priest and missionary devoted his life and work to the African slaves of Cartagena


You probably noticed if you googled "Cartagena" that a Spanish city pops up from time to time. This is the city that gaveLa Heroica her name, and the reason why Cartagena is known asCartagena de Indias. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1533, Cartagena was inhabited by the Karib, Malibu and Arawak. Spaniards came and took over. Cartagena's location on the Caribbean made it an important trading post (many slaves were put to horrible fates here) and a great place for profit for the Spanish. This, in turn made it attractive to Spain's rivals. The Spanish needed to protect themselves and built theCastillo San Felipe de Barajas. The Spanish held their ground and the Catholic church took hold of the city.  Cartagena was at one point a center for the Inquisition of the Americas.  In 1821 Simon Bolivar liberated the city from Spain and Cartagena's modern history began.

Cannon sur un crénelage sur les murs de la vieille ville de Cartagena Colombie

Cartagena, known as La Heroica, is a city of protective fortresses and cannons that served to protect its citizens from pirates of the Caribbean such as Francis Dranke and John Hawkins.


The old city is more than just the walled city...but it's small enough that you can walk it all in one day night (you'll end up heat stroked or sunburned if you attempt this during the daytime). There are three main neighborhoods in the old city: San Pedro, San Diego and Getsemani. San Pedro was where the rich people lived. San Diego was for the working people, and Getsemani has now become the hippest neighborhood after being known for being the place for prostitution. Cartagena values its travel dollars, so you should be safe all over the old city. At no point did I feel threatened and we had no bad experiences with thieves or pick pockets. There are always people on the streets and I had no issues at all. That being said, don't be stupid and go flaunting money, cellphones, or jewelry. Have fun, but observe caution and you'll be just fine.


Un bon endroit pour trouver palenqueras dans la vieille ville de Carthagène est de San Pedro Claver

Plaza San Pedro Claver in Cartagena, Colombia is filled with colorful buildings.

Plaza de San Pedro Claver (1575-1612) - You'll know you're there when you begin to see some charming metal sculptures of people doing what Colombian people do: getting a haircut, playing games, etc.. These were made by sculptor Eduardo Carmona. Then you will notice a large sculpture of a man of the cloth in conversation with a slave. As I mentioned before, Cartagena's economy was boosted by the slave trade. Claver was a Spanish Jesuit priest who baptized and proselytized slaves that arrived from Africa. He considered himself the advocate for slaves and was canonized in the late 1800's. The church dedicated to him is a Cathedral in the Italian style and totally worth a visit (especially since it's pretty cool in there). There is also a museum where you can learn more about Cartagena's history and the slave trade that built the city. At this plaza, you will often findPalenqueras selling fruit (perfect respite from the heat - watermelon, pineapple, papaya) and homemade sweets like cocadas. If you want to take a picture of or with a Palenquera, it is customary to make a small purchase beforehand. Heck, those internet points you win on instagram mean nothing to you, but the dollar you pay for that delicious watermelon will make a difference in their lives. You can also sneak into the Modern Art Museum to get a little shade.

Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena: L'historien de l'art en moi un mouvement de recul quand je suis entré à la chaleur et l'humidité. Cela étant dit ce musée possède une collection exceptionnelle et je les encourage à payer plus pour qu'ils puissent stabiliser la température dans le bâtiment. Son droit par la Plaza de San Pedro Claver et aménagé dans deux bâtiments l'un du 17ème siècle et l'autre du 19. Ils ont été utilisés pour stocker des armes, mais ont maintenant été relié à devenir le MAMC dans la fin des années 70. La collection comprend deux artistes colombiens et internationaux. Mon artiste préféré était Enrique Grau. Il a fait don des pièces à Cartagena et vous donne une assez bonne idée sur l'artiste. Autres artistes qui ont attiré mon attention étaient Alfredo Guerrero, Augusto Rivera, Omar Rayo, et Olga de Amaral. Coût par billet adulte était 5.000COP $ (à propos de 1.50USD $) Calle 30, 4-08 - phone 0057 5230 2622

Le Gordita Botero se trouve sur la Plaza Santo Domingo à Cartagena en Colombie

Gertrudis or "La Gordita" was sculpted in Bronze by Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero.

Plaza Santo Domingo - This is one of the most touristy spots in the city. Plaza Santo Domingo is located a block away from Plaza Bolivar. It is made up of the Iglesia de Santo Domingo and a bunch of restaurants that offer outdoor seating. This means that a bunch of young ladies will all work hard to sell you on going to the restaurant they represent. There are a few things I particularly liked about this plaza. First, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo from the mid 1500's. The church is a popular wedding location, we must have seen a different wedding every night we were there. This plaza is also quite popular for dance troupes, so you get some very inexpensive "dinner & a show". Just make sure to have a little cash to donate to the performers. Finally, as a good Colombian should, I absolutely fell in love withGertrudis. Who is she? She's La gordita de Fernando Botero, Colombia's most well known visual artist. This Rubenesque reclining nude is made of is said that if you rub her breasts, she will bring you luck in love.

Sculpture de Jean-Paul II en Colombie CARTAGENA

This sculpture was erected in honor of the visit by Pope John Paul II to Cartagena

Plaza Bolivar - This plaza is always full of people, both tourists and locals. A few spots here deserve their own write up, so they will get it. The plaza surrounds the equestrian statue of Simon Bolivar, Latin America's George Washington. Grab a seat, buy a fresh coconut and sip it under a tree. At night time, enjoy the nightly dance shows and live concerts.  If you're into museums, check out the Cartagena Gold Museum (tiny, but free to enter). You can also check out the Museum of the Inquisition which has tons of torture devices and more gruesome items. The Cathedral of Cartagena is a nice place to cool down...and if you so wish, check out the sculpture dedicated to Pope John Paul II from his 1986 visit.

La fourche de l'Heretic a été utilisé au cours de l'Inquisition à Cartagena pour obtenir des aveux de personnes

This torture device, called a Heretic's Fork, is a double sided bifurcated piece of metal placed between the breast bone and the throat. If you fell asleep, it would pierce you awake.

Palacio de la Inquisicion (At Plaza de Bolivar)- This is one crazy museum. It lives in a gorgeous home which served as the court of theHoly Office. It's not the cheapest museum for what you get, but if you're an architecture fan like I am...that will make it worth it. A word of warning. There are "guides" in the museum. They don't cost cheap, and I don't think they are worth the price. You can pay for them if you want to be entertained, but the museum is not huge, so a guide is not really warranted. That being said, this torture museum really puts things in perspective when you begin to see all the instruments of torture that were used by the church to get people toconfess they were witches. There's some pretty gruesome stuff in there. The thing that freaked me out the most was theHeretics Fork. This device is a double sided fork, that is placed between your sternum and your chin making you super uncomfortable. Basically, you move, you are impaled by the fork.  I'm not really sure what kind of person you need to be to come up with this idea, but I'd say a pretty sick one.

Le centre des arts du spectacle de Carthagène a une peinture murale représentant les muses

The Teatro Adolfo Mejia , now known as the Teatro Heredia was constructed by Luis Felipe Jaspe who also created the Clock Tower

Plaza San Diego -  I spent way too much time here, mostly because the ladies at thearepa con huevostand make the best ones in the city. I think I had one every other day. Seriously - these women are the best in the city, so do not miss them. I loved the square mostly because although there were plenty of tourists in this plaza, you could feel the energy of the locals. Grab a seat at the plaza, enjoy your arepa con huevo and enjoy the music from local musicians ranging from kid rappers, to guitar trios playing boleros, to amateur violinists. When you're ready to move on, hit up the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, check out las Bovedas, and the Teatro Heredia.

affichage de Noël à la Plaza de la Aduana à Cartagena en Colombie

Plaza de la Aduana in Cartagena known for administrative buildings, lights up during the Christmas season

The Clock Tower & Plaza de La Aduana - There are many tiny entrances into the walled city, its most famous is the Puerta del Reloj or Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower). As you go under the clock tower, you will see many artisanal crafts for sale. They're priced nicely enough, so it's a nice time to help the local economy. Once you go through the clock tower you will be at thePlaza de los Coches. Yes, you can pick up a carriage ride, but I find them inhumane (many of the horses are ridiculously skinny, and the carriages are made of heavy materials unlike those in New York). Ladies, you are not princesses, stop making believe you are. A quick walk from here, you will findPlaza de la Aduana where Christopher Columbus stands triumphantly over La India Catalina. I've got so many issues with this monument, but it does tell you a lot about the history of the city and Latin America. Walk a little more, and you will find yourself atPlaza San Pedro Claver.

Pegasus Sculptures à Cartagena en Colombie

It's pegasi - enough said.

Muelle del Pegaso en Cartagena de Indias - As you walk out of the city center through the clock tower, you will encounter the Muelle del Pegaso(dock of the Pegasus) which connects the Center of the old city to Getsemani.   It is decorated with multiple pegasus sculptures, and sits in company of the Convention Center and the Camellón de los Martires. It was a lovely spot in December, especially at night when the area would be lit up and vendors sold arepas con queso, cerveza and other treats to locals. You'd often hear music and be entertained by street artists. One night, we ran into the Festival de Pasteles at the Parque Centenario. This was an awesome event. It ran a whole week and localpastelmakers competed for the title of the best Pastel of Cartagena. Their pasteles are quite similar to Tamal tolimense. I was in heaven. We went back twice, ate like pigs and had an amazing time. If you want to take a trip to Isla Rosario, you can grab a boat here, but we recommend that you plan this out ahead. A day trip is not worth it. If you head out to Islas Rosario, take at least 3 days.

Graffiti d'un oiseau bleu à Cartagena

Maria Mulata (Mexican grackle) is the official bird of Cartagena, this is one amongst various public art pieces dedicated to her.

Getsemani - This is now the hippest barrio in Cartagena. It is where independence was first declared and has recently seen a renaissance. It was once known for prostitution, seedy stores and clubs. Now, it is a lovely neighborhood with stunning graffiti and street art, killer restaurants, and is definitely a home for the local Cartageneros. We were there during December and on our nightly walks, we'd see all the people from the neighborhood at the local church singing the novena. There were ton of restaurants, bars, and clubs.

India Catalina - Catalina had it rough. She was kidnapped by the Spanish in the 1500's and eventually ended up assisting them in the conquest of Colombia. The monument in her name sits on the harbor in between the Castillo de San Felipe and the Old Town.

Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas - Sorry Cartagena, but you gotta up the ante here. This is a stunning site, but you're missing a ton of opportunities here. Lisbon's Castelo Sao Jorge is kicking your ass when it comes to defensive castles and it's not because theirs is better, but because they understand how to use the space to envelop tourists in history and lore.  I'm physically healthy and active, and I am a huge history buff...and I did not find this to be the most pleasant experience. The site itself is impressive, but the tourism board is missing out on many opportunities to make money while making visitors happy. Go, but make sure to wear sunscreen (bring extra). Wear sneakers, there is no way up, but walking.  Make sure to wear a hat as there are no places to hide from the sun (unless you head into the bovedas - not the most comforting spots around), and make sure to bring a few frozen water bottles. The only shop is all the way at the top of the Castillo, by the time you get there, you will be heat stroked. Cartagena could create a better experience by setting up rest spots (tables, chairs, and umbrellas), guides throughout to talk to you about the history. They could also set up learning centers within the castillo(or at least more signs). Finally, their gift shop sucks. Nice people there, but it's all nick nacks. That would be the perfect spot to have a small wine/beer/frituras bar and a little music. Lisbon does this, and they do it quite well.

Le parc de la Marina à Cartagena en Colombie a de nombreuses piscines réfléchissantes et sculptures militaires

The Parque de La Marina in Cartagena Colombia is part of the National Armada


  •  Sun Protection: The Caribbean sun can be unforgiving. Make sure to wear sunscreen and a hat. Even though I wore SPF 30 on a daily basis, I ended up with a little skin damage. You can also carry around bottles of water, but stuff is so cheap there, I would just buy it on the street.
  • Carry small bills: Local vendors (and taxi drivers) will try to get as much out of you as possible. Make sure to carry change so that you don't end up overpaying for goods and services.
  • Stay away from the Emerald Shops: Colombia has great emeralds, but this is not the place to purchase them.
  • Do eat on the street: Look for women and men with bags filled with Styrofoam containers. They come out around 11 and will yell "ALMUERZO". That means lunch. These lunches cost a mere $2USD and usually include coconut rice (yummmy), a green salad, and a protein that can be chicken, or pork. So freaking good. Then grab yourself a coconut from a street vendor to wash it down with.
  • Wear White: White reflects heat, so you will stay much cooler. Besides, this is the favorite color of the locals, so you will stick out less.
  • Dress nicely: Colombians don't wear sneakers, and while Cartagena is more relaxed than say Bogota or Medellin, if you wear sneakers or flip flops you will totally stick out. At night time, step up your game. Gentlemen can wear white linen pants with a nice shirt, and ladies can wear a nice Summer dress.


Arepa avec du fromage sont l'un des nombreux types de Arepas colombiens

Arepas con queso are Cornmeal and cheese cakes found on the streets of Cartagena

These are not listed in any particular order...but you cannot leave Cartagena without trying these lovely dishes:

  • Arepa Con Huevo: My absolute favorite type of arepa. Find the arepa ladies at Plaza San Diego. There are others in the city, but these are better than any restaurant or stall in town. These arepas are made of corn flour, and filled with spiced ground beef and deep fried. Once they cook, they are filled with two eggs and fried again. They are possibly my most favorite indulgence (and they are super cheap). I'm kinda drooling right now.
  • Arepa Con Queso: These arepas are thick cheese & cornmeal cakes that are grilled (on butter) and topped with more butter and cheese.  They are pungent, delicious, caloric and damn good with a beer. The best ones were at the carts of el Camellón de los Martires.
  • Tasting Menu at Restaurante 1621 - Sofitel Santa ClaraIt's expensive for Cartagena, it's a steal by NYC standards. The cuisine is French-Caribbean and puts the ingredients of Cartagena to the standards ofLa Technique. The service and wines were also wonderful. We paid $120 USD for dinner for two (two courses and dessert).
  • Gelato at Paradiso: I was blown away. Gelateria Paradiso makes everything in-house with the best ingredients available. You can have something traditional like Cookies & Cream, something tropical like Tamarind, or something unusual like Basil. There's a flavor for everyone.
  • Pasteles Cartageneros: I may have loved these because they were so much like Tamales Tolimenses (I may get hurt next time I go to Cartagena for saying this).  They are hearty, delicious, and one is enough for two - but I've been known to polish one off on my own. They are made or cornmeal which is filled with pork, chicken, beef and a few veggies. The mix is wrapped in a plantain leaf and boiled. If you go in December, ask locals about theFestival de Pasteles. It goes on for a week and you'll have the chance to taste pasteles from the city's best Pasteleros.
  • Limonada de Coco: Oh yeahhhh...there are few things better in the sweltering Cartagena heat than a delicious Coconut Lemonade. I'm not sure what the hell they do to make this so damn good, but I was ordering these at every restaurant in town.
  • Fruit: Fruit is freakin' delicious in Colombia and Cartagena has a bounty of it. You can get anything from pineapple, papaya, guava, uchuva, nispero, granadillas and much more. If you want to try a good variety, head to one of the squares and buy a salad from thepalenqueras. It will cost you very little and you will get a taste of one of each of the fruits at her table.
  • Ceviche: You're at the beach. You better eat seafood. When it comes to ceviche you've got plenty of options. You can go to La Cevicheria, but if you really want the Cartagena experience, you need to head to Avenida Venezuela (between the walled city & Getsemani) and check out the Ceviche stands. Amazing ceviche for around $2USD. Just remember to ask for it without ketchup or salsa rosada. Colombians love ketchup on their fish and I find this to be a sacrilege...just something to keep in mind.
  • Arroz con Coco: You will be hooked and beg for the recipe. Coconut rice here is served at almost every meal. It's made with real coconut and panela (basically pure unrefined cane sugar). It somehow works with main courses. Especially fried fish.
  • Fried Fish: The fried fish in Cartagena is delicious. Most restaurants will offer whatever is the catch of the day. When you eat it, make sure to relish on the fins. Fried fins taste better than potato chips.
  • Patacones con hogao: Fried plantains with hogao...


Tomber malade lorsque vous êtes en déplacement suce. Vous pouvez aller à un hôpital dans la ville, mais il ya une bien meilleure option. Il ya un service appelé SUIS-JE. Ce service est un service médical d'urgence de souscription pour les habitants. Comment cette aide vous? Si vous êtes malade, vous pouvez appeler le service et demander un médecin. Les mauvaises nouvelles sont que si ils avoir une nuit animée ils ne seront pas à vous immédiatement (et vous aurez à appeler en arrière jusqu'à un endroit ouvre). La bonne nouvelle est que le médecin viendra à votre hôtel / hébergement, vous consultez, il, et prescrire tout ce que vous avez besoin. La meilleure partie, une visite nous a coûté $90.000 FLIC (moins de $ 30USD). One note - vous aurez besoin de les appeler à partir d'un téléphone fixe ou Skype. En Colombie fixes ne peuvent appeler des lignes fixes, et mobiles ne peuvent appeler des téléphones mobiles ... bizarre, je sais. Merci Dr. Ronald pour prendre bien soin de nous.

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Blanca Valbuena

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54 COMMENTAIRES SUR CE POST Pour “The Old Town Cartagena Colombia”

  • ness

    January 15, 2016 à 9:06 am

    informations fantastique. J'ai trouvé cela seulement après mon retour de Colombie. Pourtant, il aide-moi de rappeler les lieux et les sites visités à Cartagena. Donc merci – Je me sens comme nous avons photographié exactement les mêmes choses – tout comme probablement tous les voyageurs – mais oui, merci de me aider à nommer ce que je voyais. Grand article.

    • blancavalbuena

      January 15, 2016 à 1:14 pm

      Merci de votre remarque Ness. J'adore toujours comment une image peut apporter un endroit à l'esprit comme vous étiez là hier. Je serais ravi de vérifier vos photos. Drop me a line with your blog or Instagram so I can check them out 😀

  • Dean

    January 17, 2016 à 12:06 am

    Thanks for the in-depth information about Cartagena. We’re headed there February 7th for a week, staying at the beach neighborhood of Los Morros. One question: vous aimez la nourriture des vendeurs de rue comme le Arepos, les fruits frais et le ceviche. Mais je crains que de risquer de détresse majeure dans le tractus inférieur. Au Mexique ou au Guatemala manger ces choses signifierait un billet aller simple pour 72 heures dans la salle de bain. Comment sécuritaire est la nourriture de rue?

    • blancavalbuena

      January 17, 2016 à 2:32 am

      Pas mal de nourriture pour moi soit voyage en Colombie (été malade au Mexique). On m'a dit de rester loin de crustacés et “rue” la nourriture à la plage (et j'ai fait – donc je ne serait pas un hasard si). arepas, fruit, etc ont été bien, même des vendeurs de rue dans la ville. Tout le ceviche J'ai eu a été le poisson (pas de coquillages).

      Il suffit d'utiliser la précaution. Si la personne a l'air suspect portion, la nourriture est probablement pas sûr.

      Une chose – Colombiens ajouter le ketchup à leur Ceviche – Je ne suis pas un fan. Assurez-vous de le demander “style du Pérou”. Si vous avez été à l'Amérique latine avant, les chances sont que vous avez déjà une bonne quantité de bactéries alimentaires colombiens.

      Si vous ne vous arrive de tomber malade (Je n'ai pas les deux fois je me suis rendu), vous pouvez faire un appel de la maison sur un médecin.

      Avoir un temps incroyable.

  • Isabelle

    Novembre 22, 2016 à 6:16 pm

    Je vous remercie! ce sera très utile de mon prochain voyage à Cartagena!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      Novembre 25, 2016 à 1:00 pm

      Glad vous avez aimé l'article. Si vous avez besoin de conseils, s'il vous plaît ne pas hésiter à demander. Avoir un merveilleux week-end.

  • Joely Smith

    December 29, 2016 à 10:09 pm

    I just want to say you write some of the best travel articles I have ever seen! So much detail and each one truly makes me want to go to every place you write about!
    La peinture murale de grackle est magnifique et ces gâteaux air fantastique!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 1:42 pm

      Merci pour les mots gentils. Je veux juste que ce soit une bonne ressource pour ceux qui veulent mieux voyager, en particulier dans des endroits moins connus et mal compris comme la Colombie.

  • tara pittman

    December 29, 2016 à 10:22 pm

    Beaucoup de bien manger pour être eu. J'aime essayer de nouveaux aliments quand je voyage

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 1:38 pm

      Trop bien manger. Ce qui est cool à propos de Cartagena par opposition à d'autres villes colombiennes est que vous avez le choix, vous pouvez obtenir français, Arabe, Japonais.

  • Amy Jones

    December 30, 2016 à 3:44 am

    La Colombie est un endroit merveilleux! J'aime la façon dont tout le monde est sympathique et leurs accents sont les meilleurs. Je suis content que vous avez eu un moment de plaisir là-bas!

  • Bretagne

    December 30, 2016 à 4:25 am

    Sonne comme un endroit merveilleux pour aller! Espérons que je vais avoir la chance d'aller un jour! Merci de partager une partie de son histoire!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 1:39 pm

      C'est mon plaisir. Carthagène est une ville agréable à visiter si vous aimez les plages, histoire, et la nourriture.

  • Melanie Smith

    December 30, 2016 à 4:48 am

    La Colombie est l'un de mes endroits de rêve! Je veux y aller si mal!! Cartagena semble incroyable et Medellin trop!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 1:41 pm

      Vous devriez. Il est merveilleux et la Colombie est vraiment travailler pour faire mieux. Lorsque vous êtes prêt à aller à, ne pas hésiter à me message pour Carthagène Conseils de Voyage.

  • Sarah-Louise Bailey

    December 30, 2016 à 8:00 am

    Beaucoup de lieux historiques à visiter et bon de savoir quelque chose que nous avons déjà des idées de leurs événements et de la culture lorsque nous envisageons de visiter la Colombie.

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 1:44 pm

      Il y a tellement de choses à voir là. Lorsque vous décidez de prendre des vacances Cartagena, ne pas hésiter à tendre la main à moi pour obtenir des conseils.

  • Elizabeth O.

    December 30, 2016 à 9:16 am

    Ils ont une architecture brillante! Tout semble tout simplement incroyable et il est vraiment agréable de voir ces personnes en. J'espère pouvoir voyager avec mes filles bientôt!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 1:45 pm

      La ville est remplie de bâtiments magnifiques. En plus de l'histoire, il y a tellement à faire. J'espère que vous aimez Cartagena autant que je l'ai fait.

  • Grande a

    December 30, 2016 à 10:45 am

    Quel bel endroit pour en apprendre davantage sur la Colombie. Au plaisir de visiter cet endroit à l'avenir. Merci d'avoir partagé!

    grand |

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 1:46 pm

      J'espère que vous aussi. Beaches, temps chaud et la bonne nourriture peuvent tous être trouvés à Cartagena.

  • Jennifer Gilbert

    December 30, 2016 à 2:11 pm

    Je l'ai toujours voulu aller à Columbia. On dirait que cette grande nourriture, amusement, et histoire intéressante! Je serais ravi de voir un dîner et spectacle au Plaza.

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 2:25 pm

      Il est beau et la Colombie est tellement plus sûr maintenant que jamais. Surtout Carthagène et Medellin. Les spectacles de danse à Cartagena sont spectaculaires.

  • Emma blanc

    December 30, 2016 à 3:15 pm

    Cet endroit est très charmant, J'aimerais aller voir ces statues là-bas étonnant! La nourriture semble délicieuse! Who dosnt a love a place with good food 🙂

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 9:33 pm

      La nourriture était ridiculement bon. En particulier, les arepas d'oeufs, et le ceviche, et limonada de Coco. À mon avis, Cartagena a la meilleure nourriture en Colombie.

  • Alesia

    December 30, 2016 à 5:23 pm

    J'aime les bâtiments. Vous avez des photos magnifiques. L'histoire est intéressante.

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 9:35 pm

      L'histoire est tellement intéressant. Tous la Colombie est composée de personnes de toutes les couleurs et leurs origines sont incroyables. Il fait partie de ce qui rend le pays (et surtout Cartagena) si intéressant.

  • Misty Nelson

    December 30, 2016 à 7:44 pm

    Quel beau petit endroit! Il ressemble à un tel endroit fabuleux pour se rendre à explorer. J'espère que je vais faire plus voyager cette année. Bonne année!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 30, 2016 à 9:36 pm

      Où êtes-vous l'intention d'aller Misty? Quelque part tropicale?

  • Ave

    December 30, 2016 à 9:44 pm

    Cartagena looks like a really great place to visit! The architecture is really beautiful and looks like the city is full of interesting sculptures. I’m sure the food is delicious too!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 31, 2016 à 10:13 am

      It’s wonderful. Beaches, castles, food…I’m kinda bummed I skipped this year 😉

  • JcCee

    December 31, 2016 à 5:09 am

    Beautiful pictures! I would love to tour the museums and try the food. I love the details you provided regarding everything. You left no question unanswered.

    • Blanca Valbuena

      December 31, 2016 à 10:14 am

      Thanks JcCee. If you do come up with any questions, drop me a line. Cartagena is a wonderful place to visit.

  • Dawn

    December 31, 2016 à 7:17 pm

    Amazing. The Town is lovely and your pictures are amazing! You made me feel like I was there with you!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      January 3, 2017 à 11:14 am

      Thanks so much for the kind words. Cartagena is such a lovely place (with a dark past) and a bright future. I think it is the perfect place for someone to visit on their first Colombia trip.

  • ambre

    December 31, 2016 à 9:55 pm

    This looks like a great place to visit. I love all the photos!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      January 3, 2017 à 11:17 am

      It’s really wonderful. There is such a mix of cultures in Cartagena from all the mixing that happened when it was a major port. And now, there is so much food and art…and the beaches. I highly recommend a visit.

  • Yonca

    January 1, 2017 à 11:59 am

    Wonderful pics! Your post made me want some Coconut Lemonade right now 🙂 Happy New Year!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      January 3, 2017 à 11:19 am

      Thank you Yonca. Coconut lemonade really is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Could be a good kitchen experiment for you.

  • TColeman

    January 1, 2017 à 2:47 pm

    This looks like such a beautiful place to visit! I would love to go and see all of these sights for myself.

    • Blanca Valbuena

      January 3, 2017 à 11:20 am

      Cartagena is wonderful (and still affordable – pour l'instant). Je recommande sérieusement que les gens visitent maintenant avant qu'il ne devienne plus populaire et les prix augmentent.

  • Serge

    Juillet 15, 2017 à 7:13 pm

    Cartagena has been my dream since I watched Love in the Time of Cholera

    • Blanca Valbuena

      Juillet 15, 2017 à 11:04 pm

      You need to go. It’s a wonderful place filled with history. It does have poverty, but the spirit of Cartagena shines through.

  • Serge

    Juillet 16, 2017 à 9:28 am

    Oh Bianca I wish I could! I have a baby son and my wife is pregnant with the second. I’m so happy, but I don’t know when we will be able to travel that far (we live in Europe) avec 2 kids 🙂
    But I do know still all dreams some time come true. Catagena is waiting for me 😉

    Good luck to you!

    • Blanca Valbuena

      Juillet 17, 2017 à 7:12 am

      Congratulations to your family! It is definitely a lot more challenging traveling with kids (and Cartagena is quite far from Europe), but you still have amazing beaches here. I’m a big fan of Croatia & France’s beaches. Actually, the water is much nicer there than it is in Cartagena.

  • Serge

    Juillet 17, 2017 à 10:39 am

    I cannot believe that water in the Mediterranean sea is nicer than in the Caribbean. 😉

    You see, I’m a romantic soul… I was in Dominicana 4 years ago during my honeymoon. This trip was one of the most unforgettable in my life.
    I lied on the beach under the palms reading Christopher Columbus’s diaries and felt like I live 500 years ago and a part of their expedition. Felt like I stepped for the first time onto the ground of the unknown New World (Dominicana (Espaniola) was the first site of the permanent settlement of the Europeans).

    I felt the spirit of that epoch. I’m not saying European settlers were angels, of course there were much greediness and cruelty towards the local inhabitants that were turned into slaves and killed massively. But I am sure there were at the same time many people of honor and nobility who tried to stop all the cruelty. Those times were harsh, and now it all part of the history…

    I don’t know why, but I tend to romanticize those times and want to visit all New World cities full of that colonial spirit… and Cartagena is one of them. 🙂

    • Blanca Valbuena

      Juillet 18, 2017 à 7:10 am

      Depends on where in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico has gorgeous waters in Culebra and Vieques. En Colombie, for gorgeous water, I’d recommend going to San Andres (although it’s gotten very touristy) or Rosario Islands (just make sure that when you go you plan ahead. The waters are lovely, but most tours & boats going out there don’t give the best experiences). The water in Cartagena proper is definitely not up to par.

      Love that you’re into history. I’m currently reading Shogun. I love imagining what life was like back then. How were the diaries?

      When it comes to the colonial spirit, Cartagena absolutely has it. It’s a lovely place (which is why I go back quite often), so I definitely recommend it 😉

  • Serge

    Juillet 18, 2017 à 11:22 am

    Thank you a lot for your advice!
    As you understand from the previous post the diaries were absolutely stunning!

  • Serge

    Juillet 18, 2017 à 11:27 am

    P.S. By the way, Blanca, I’m working on a travel blog at the moment where I would like to feature South America & Caribbeans.

    Do you have any great writer (local or non local but living there) with perfect English who would like to write for a blog? Or maybe you personally would like to do this (but I suspect you are quite busy). Also I would like to find a pro photographer who would supply me with authentic colorful photos. I couldn’t find your email anywhere so I post my question to you here (if you don’t mind).

    • Blanca Valbuena

      Juillet 26, 2017 à 1:21 pm

      Désolé, je ne l'ai pas revenir à vous tôt, just got over the flu. I don’t know a writer off the top of my head, but check out the travel blogger groups on Facebook. There are tons of bloggers there always looking to collaborate 🙂

  • Serge

    Juillet 20, 2017 à 10:05 am

    Hey Blanca, did you see my questions? 🙂

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