Cartagena is a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. By the sea is the walled Old Town, founded in the 16th century, with squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. With a tropical climate, the city is also a popular beach destination. Reachable by boat are Isla de Barú, with white-sand beaches and palm trees, and the Islas del Rosario, known for their coral reefs Cartagena de Indias is recognized as a prosperous, competitive city, the first world-class sustainable Colombian tourist destination and a meeting place for nationals and visitors due to its invaluable cultural offer, where the principles that are promoted are part of the heritage and idiosyncrasy of its inhabitants and of those tourists who choose it as a destination.
The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is a fortification. Its real name is Fort of San Felipe de Barajas. It is located on a hill called San Lázaro and was built in 1657 during the Spanish colonial era. In 1984, Unesco included the historic center of the city of Cartagena de Indias, all its fortifications and the San Felipe de Barajas castle on the list of World Heritage Sites. It is considered one of the seven wonders of Colombia, recognition that accredits it as one of the largest structures built in Colombian territory. It is also part of the historical and cultural heritage of Colombia.
Enjoy a unique shopping experience while taking advantage of a wide range of cultural and gastronomic delights, surrounded by history, iconic architecture and design. In the heart of Cartagena, a World Heritage Site, lies La Serrezuela, a historic building and milestone of the city in the 20th century. The 22,000 square meter complex was designed to include the restoration of the old Circus Theatre as the axis of the new Plaza La Serrezuela. A mix of cultural, commercial and gastronomic activities have created a new and unprecedented space in the city.