Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, few places on Earth are as beautiful as Cartagena. Sightseeing in this astounding city is a hugely enjoyable experience, offering both modernity and history. There is something to suit all tastes in one of the most charming cities in the world.
The city is a Spanish colonial port with a spectacular walled old town, medieval palaces, monasteries, plazas and overhanging balconies. To the south of the town are Colombia's major seaside resorts where you can enjoy excellent beaches and scuba diving opportunities.
Cartagena is famous for its fortress walls and its historical, brightly coloured buildings. Admire the city’s monuments such as the Simon Bolivar statue and the testament to the Spanish Heroes of Cavite and Santiago de Cuba which can be found beside the port. The monument commemorates the Spanish marines who died in the Spanish-American War of 1898. The San Felipe de Barajas Castle offers stunning views of the city from its ramparts and underground tunnels to explore.