Traveling is a pleasure . Choosing where to go and organizing travel plans are one of the most interesting parts. If the travel destination is Colombia , one of the most attractive places to go is Cartagena de Indias .

The charm of a seaside town

In Cartagena you will have the opportunity to learn a little more about Colombian history and culture , as there are a large number of monuments, museums and squares where you can stroll and hear stories about its origin from its own inhabitants. In addition to this, you can enjoy its charming beaches and its active nightlife.

Where to go in Cartagena de Indias?

Here we will give you a short list of places to visit during your stay in the fabulous land of Cartagena de Indias .

Clock Tower: located in  Av. Daniel Lemaitre. It has more than 180 years of history within its walls and is considered one of the most significant symbols of Cartagena. At first it was the only entrance to the city, until the settlement developed and grew in size and population.

Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas: located on the San Lázaro hill, it is considered the largest fortress built by the Spanish during the colonial era. Built in 1536, this military fortress had the function of protecting the city from military attacks.

Gold Museum : it may be one of the most interesting in the city, as it houses a great exhibition of the Zenú culture in its rooms. Among them are archaeological objects, but above all a collection of gold and ceramics. This museum was built in 1982 by the Banco de la República.

Palace of the Inquisition and Historical Museum: it is located near the Plaza de Bolívar, Carrera 3 # 33. Its inauguration dates from 1610, during the time of the Inquisition in the city, where crimes against the Christian faith were tried. Today it is a museum where you can appreciate the old jails and torture cells, as well as historical documents of the time.

Colombia is one of the South American countries that has emerged in recent years in terms of tourism. Its capital, Bogotá, and its most notorious cities (Medellín, Cali, among others), are increasingly attractive to international tourists. It is undoubtedly a destination to choose for the next vacation.

Beautiful landscapes of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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