Top Things to do in Cartagena

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1. Walled City

Walled City
4.5 /5

9 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Cartagena

Reflecting the rich colonial history, the old town and the inner walled city are Cartagena's centre of attraction.

2. Castillo de San Felipo de Barajas

Castillo de San Felipo de Barajas
4.3 /5

7 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Cartagena

A massive fortress overlooking the city from the hill of San Lazaro, this 17th century castle is a must visit place in Cartagena.

3. Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca
4.2 /5

16 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Cartagena

Located on Isla Baru or the Baru islands just 2 hours drive from the city, Playa Blanca is one of Colombia's most beautiful beaches.

4. Torre del Reloj

Torre del Reloj
3.8 /5

8 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Cartagena

Representative symbol of Cartagena, Torre del Reloj is a 19th century clock tower serving as main entrance gate to the old city.

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5. Volcan del Totumo

Volcan del Totumo
3.8 /5

8 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Cartagena

A mud volcano located outside the city popular among tourists for its mud bath.

6. Rosario Islands

Rosario Islands
3.7 /5

38 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Cartagena

A magnificent archipelago of 30 islands known for its natural beauty, the Isla del Rosario is 100 kilometres from Cartagena.

7. Mercado de Bazurto

Mercado de Bazurto
3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
7 out of 7
places to visit in Cartagena

Mercado de Bazurto is Cartagena's central food market with narrow walkways and stalls selling everything from fresh fruits and veggies to meat and fish.

FAQs on Cartagena

How can I commute within Cartagena?

Getting around Cartagena is easy and inexpensive. There are Metrocar buses plying to various parts of the city from the bus terminal, locals can help you get on the bus headed to your destination. Taxis are readily available everywhere. However, fare must be negotiated in advance as the taxis here are not metered and rates can go quite high during the peak season, even though there are defined fares. Adding to the colonial charm of the city, you can also choose horse carriages for getting around Old Town. The best way to explore Old City is on foot as everything is fairly within walkable distance.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Cartagena?

The top sightseeing places in Cartagena are Walled City, Castillo de San Felipo de Barajas, Playa Blanca, Torre del Reloj, Volcan del Totumo, Rosario Islands.

What are the top hotels in Cartagena?

There are 1453 Hotels in Cartagena which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Cartagena are Cartagena Beach Front, Apartamento Morros Epic Cartagena, Apartamento Cartagena Puerto Azul Vista al Mar 501, Luxury Alojamientos Namaste-Morros City, Apartamento de 3 alcobas en Cartagena, Caribe a Vista. You can see all the hotels in Cartagena here
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