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CARTAGENA | COLOMBIA

Why Visit Cartagena in Colombia?

"Cartagena is one of the Latin America's most enthralling and impressively preserved cities and many would argue a highlight of the Continent."

Cartagena de Indians, on the Caribbean coast and it's undisputed queen. it is a historical city with stunningly preserved beauty that lies within a 13km stretch of impressive colonial stone walls. Cartagena's Old Town, a Unesco World heritage site, is a maze made up of cobbled streets, balconies covered with bougainvillea and vast churches that cast their shadows over leafy plazas. Here is the place to walk through the Old Town enjoying the sights and the people, and then take a break from the heat and humidity to enjoy the ambience at one of the many great bars or restaurants in the city.

Map of Cartagena in Colombia

When is the Best Time to Visit Cartagena in Colombia?

August and September are the best months to visit Cartagena, Colombia. This time of year you will find pleasant temperatures and very little precipitation. Cartagena's average temperature is 18 degrees Celsius in August, and 16 degrees Celsius in January. Cartagena is a coastal city with an oceanic climate. All months are subject to rainfall.
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What are the Highlights of Cartagena in Colombia?

Without question the highlight of any visit to Colombia. Cartagena is a city to stop and linger in if you have the time - easy on the eye and stimulating for the senses.
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Colourful People
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The Fort
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Old & New City
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Colonial Architecture
★ Cartagena's old town is what draws in the tourists and rightly so

★ The vast Spanish built fort ofCastillo de San Felipe de Barajas

★ The Palacio de la Inquisición is one of the city's finest colonial buildings

★ Convento & Iglesia de San Pedro Claver for atmosphere

★ Or just relax in the cities bars and restaurants soaking up the Caribbean vibe.

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