"Cartagena one of the most desired destinies in the world, has its birthday June 1st, when it commemorates 485 years that it was funded."
La Heroica – as it is often called – is a city full of history, funded in 1533 by the Spanish Pedro de Heredia, it was the most important port of Colombia and America. Most of the wealth and treasures sent to Spain, departed from this port. It was one of the biggest trade centers to sell the slaves that the Spanish brought from Africa. Because of the wealth movement, Cartagena was always on the loop of pirates and English, French and Dutch troops that were looking to conquer territory. It was because of that that 11 kilometers of wall and forts were build to protect the city.
With 485 years, Cartagena is full of virtues that makes it attractive, some of them are the island region, historic Downtown, the walled city, its patrimonial wealth, party nights, the monuments, its elegance, its many faces, and its people. If the accommodation offer captivates the guests, the city’s gastronomic offer captivates locals and visitors.
Cartagena is charming, preferred for vacations and to settle. Get to know the essence of our city and confirm that the sunrise is warm, the sunsets magical, and at night, the city takes life. That is Cartagena, fascinating, captivating and stunning. A destiny that you should visit for sure!