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    Glimpses of Cartagena, Columbia

    Cartagena, Colombia, is a vibrant city with a lot to offer travelers. From the cobblestone streets and bright colonial buildings of color to the crystal-clear Caribbean waters and white-sand beaches, there's something for everyone in this stunning South American city. Whether you're looking for historical attractions, outdoor activities, or an opportunity to enjoy Latin culture at its finest, Cartagena has it all!

    Historical Attractions

    Cartagena's old town is a fascinating enclave of Spanish colonial architecture, alive with history and charm. Get lost in the narrow alleyways, adorned with balconied windows and brightly painted doors, and lose yourself in the magical sense of timelessness.
    For those wanting deeper immersion into the city's storied past, there are plenty of museums to explore. For example, the 17th century Castillo San Felipe de Barajas fortress invites exploration of Cartagena's colorful history. Meanwhile, the Gold Museum celebrates pre-Colombian cultures and invites visitors to travel through time to another era.

    Outdoor Activities

    With its stunning Caribbean coastline, Cartagena offers a wealth of water activities. Unwind on some of Colombia's most picturesque beaches, or take a dive into the crystal-clear waters to discover countless treasures. If you prefer to stay on dry land, plenty of hiking trails offer breathtaking vistas of the city's coastal beauty, too.

    Cultural Experiences

    Cartagena is home to amazing natural sights and vibrant cultural experiences. Take part in traditional dances like cumbia or salsa. Learn more about Colombian culture by visiting local markets where vendors sell everything from handmade crafts to traditional dishes like Arepa de Huevo (fried egg sandwich). You can also enjoy delicious seafood dishes like ceviche or arroz con coco (coconut rice with shrimp).

    Our imagery of Cartegena below displays some of the local color of this iconic city. We hope you enjoy our photos.

    We’re Karla & Tom, travel content creators and founders of RoverTreks.com. When we are not international travel, we explore North America in our Leisure Travel Van (LTV) Unity to discover new stories for our readers. Our stories connect the past, present and future to inspire audiences and span an array of topics to include culture, history, law, public policy, space, technology security, travel, and the future. You'll find some of our stories about RV Life here and on the blogs of Leisure Travel Vans and the Family Motor Coach Association.

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