Cartagena de Indias, the Heart of Colombia's Caribbean
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the port city of Cartagena is riddled with so many peninsulas and little bays that when you approach the city from the sea, it feels like arriving in Venice. Cartagena was the first Spanish colony on the American mainland. This historic port city features Spanish era fortress walls and San Felipe castle, used as protection against pirates. Sit on the walls in the evening, and you'll feel like an extra in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. And like Venice, Cartagena is compact enough to tour on foot. Walk through flowering balconies, pleasant plazas, visit historic convents and museums, relax on the white sandy beaches and swim in the Caribbean Sea.
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