Overlooking the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Cartagena is a bustling seaside city with a rich history and a vibrant culture. The historic city was an important trading hub for the Spanish Empire in the 16th century and its colonial walled fortress, La Ciudad Amurallada, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head on a tour of the magnificent Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, which was built in the early 1600s to protect the city from numerous attacks, and admire famous monuments like the Clock Tower and the Cathedral of Cartagena before sampling delicious arepas or empanadas from a street cart. In the evenings, dance the night away with the locals to the sounds of live music at a salsa bar. Choose from a range of Cartagena vacation packages at popular hotels and resorts including Decameron All Inclusive Hotels & Resorts.
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Top things to do in Cartagena:
Admire the colourful colonial architecture of the walled city
Tour the Palace of Inquisition museum, home to historic artifacts
Dance with the locals at one of the city’s lively salsa bars
National language: The local language in Colombia is Spanish.
Currency: COP (Colombian Peso).
Voltage: 110V – Canadian devices use 120V which will work with 110V.