Cartagena is a fairly well–known resort town in Colombia on the Caribbean coast with a population of about 1 million people, and which also houses the most important cargo and passenger port.
From Cartagena, many people sail to North America every day, and tourists and travelers from the countries of the northern continent come here for the flavor and beauty of the Spanish colonial city. In 1980, the historical monuments of Cartagena, located in the old town area, as well as the fortress were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is interesting to know: A distinctive feature of Cartagena is a calm and measured life, which begins in the tourist part of the city in the late afternoon. In the hot climate of the Caribbean coast, there is almost no fuss, because the siesta here lasts longer than usual.
There are many attractions in Cartagena. The main part of them is located in the historical center, which is located inside a fortified fortress. The old town of Cartagena is built in the colonial style and is very well maintained. Next to the Gate with the tower there is a small information kiosk where you can ask for free maps of the city and ask about everything related to the sights of the city.