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Cartagena de Indias: a romantic paradise with a wonderful historical legacy
Cartagena de Indias was founded in 1533 and is honored by UNESCO as a Historical Heritage of the Humanity, due to its incomparable value of its military, civic and religious architecture. The magnificent colonial architecture, built by Spaniards during XV and XVI centuries, constitutes the most important work of its nature in America.
Cartagena de Indias also conjures a fascinating mixture, with its Spanish colonial architecture, beautiful beaches, paradisiacal Rosario Islands, and charming, picturesque squares.
Ideally located in Colombia's Caribbean coast, the Hilton Cartagena hotel is only 10 minutes’ drive from the historic walled colonial city and just 15 minutes from the Rafael Nuñez International Airport. Explore a variety of things to do in and around town including:
- Ancient walled city
- San Felipe de Barajas Castle
- La Popa Monastery
- Cartagena Horse Drawn Carriage Tours
- Rosario Islands
Recommended Attractions in Cartagena
The Walled City
Come in through The Clock Tower, main entrance to the old walled city, and live Cartagena's magic past.
San Felipe Castle
Explore the historic city and the panoramic views of the harbor and city.
Camellón de los Mártires
Square built in honor of the nine heroes that were executed in this public are 100 years before.
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through narrow walkways with floral-adorned balconies in the walled city.
Rumba in Chiva
Take a ride on a typical chivas bus, with live music, national open bar and delicious typical food.
Cross Cartagena’s Bay and enjoy this 30-island archipelago with blue waters and white sand.