Cartagena Travel Guide

Publish Time:2018-04-06 11:20:00Source:Cartagena de Indias Tourism Board

【Introduction】:Cartagena de Indias is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the most important in Colombia for national and international tourism, and, in addition to its tourist attractions, has an additional and very important: its people.

Cartagena de Indias is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the most important in Colombia for national and international tourism, and, in addition to its tourist attractions, has an additional and very important: its people.


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Here it is possible to enjoy the warmth, color and flavor of the Caribbean Sea and fall in love with the city, hand in hand with its inhabitants and under a blue sky that dyes orange at sunset, offering a feast for the eyes.


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Once in Cartagena de Indias, travelers discover more than a city; find a Caribbean diamond full of light and rhythm that invites you to explore all its corners in both the modern and the old. A city full of magic, always ready to be an unforgettable place to which you have to return again and again.


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In addition, the Historic Center, San Diego and Getsemani, are certified as a Sustainable Tourism Destination, which makes them unique in Colombia and ratifies why Cartagena de Indias is a World Heritage Site.

Cartagena de Indias is also cultural tourism, with its music and film festivals, its museums, the chair and mausoleum of the immortal Gabriel García Márquez, its Fiestas de la independencia, and the many events that take place every month in the city.

Not in vain, our city has seen the number of domestic and foreign travelers grow at a rate of more than 12 percent per year, a favorable result for the travel and tourism industry, which, like in the rest of the world, is a great generator of employment and development.


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Featured Tourist Attraction Introductions

-Fortifications (Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, Fort of San Fernando de Bocachica, Museum of Fortifications and the Wall)

Fort of San Felipe de Barajas

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The Wall

Museum of Fortifications

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-Clock Tower (Iconic highlight of Cartagena de Indias)

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-La Popa Monastery (the highest point of Cartagena de Indias)

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-National Aviary of Colombia (the biggest one in Colombia and #6 worldwide)

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-Corales del Rosario & San Bernardo National Natural Park (Rosario Islands)

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-Adolfo Mejia Theater

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-Mausoleum of Gabo (In honor of our Nobel Peace Prize Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

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City Tourist Routes

-City Tour (including stops at the Fort of an Felipe de Barajas and the Old Town)

-Museums Route (Historic Museum of Cartagena www.muhca.gov.co, Gold Museum, Rafael Nuñez House Museum http://www.museoscolombianos.gov.co/museos-del-ministerio-de-cultura/museo-rafael-nunez/Paginas/default.aspx, San Pedro Claver Sanctuary http://sanpedroclaver.co/home/, Museum of Modern art of Cartagena http://www.mamcartagena.org/, Navy Museum http://www.museonavaldelcaribe.com/ & Saint Mother Bernarda Museum)

-Churches Route (Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Church and Convent of San Pedro Claver, Church of Santo Domingo, Church Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo, Church of La Santisima Trinidad, Church La Tercera Orden, Church San Roque)

Festivals

-January: Origen Fair, Craft Fair for Export (www.farex.org), International Music Festival of Cartagena de Indias (Classical Music-www.cartagenamusicfestival.com), Frito Festival (Gastronomy – Local Food www.ipcc.gov.co), HAY Festival (Literature-www.hayfestival.com/cartagena)

-February/March: International Movie & T.V. Festival (www.ficci.com)

-March: Colombia Nautica International Fair (colombianautica.co)

-October: Festiguitarras (www.festiguitarras.com)

-November: Independence of Cartagena Festival (www.ipcc.gov.co), Miss Colombia Beauty Pageant (www.srtacolombia.org)

Tourism Policies specially made for Chinese Tourists

A tourist visa is not required for Chinese tourists to travel to Colombia for 90 days, except for Hong Kong (180 days)

Tourism Entreprise Introduction

-Cartagena de Indias Tourism Board: Official entity of tourism of Cartagena de Indias

-SACSA: Is the company that manages the airport of Cartagena de Indias

-CICAVB: MICE tourism

-COTELCO: Hotel Trade Association

-ASOTELCA: Hotel Trade Association

-ANATO: Association of Travel Agencies

-FENALCO: National Federation of Merchants

-ACODRES: Colombian Association of the Gastronomic Industry

-Chamber of Commerce of Cartagena de Indias

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