When exploring South America, do visit Cartagena

When exploring South America, do visit Cartagena

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CARTAGENA

The mere word Amazon forest takes us to the most fascinating world of South America. South America is the most versatile land on the planet which offer mega varieties of sites, beaches, forest, volcano, freshwater coloured river and name the natural bestow it is therein. The South American Countries have a plethora of Natural, archaeological locations. The Republic of Colombia is one of the beauty laden country, situated in the north of South America. The name is derived from American navigator Christopher Columbus. Here lies a wonderful city of Cartagena, since Colombia itself is the tourist-friendly place.

Visiting Cartagena is like a trip to the past from the time of colonies and pirates. Cartagena is the safest metropolis in Colombia. Merrytime climate is the tourist attraction of Cartagena.

WHY VISIT CARTAGENA

Cartagena is known as “jewel of the Indies”. The delicacies of Cartagena are to be kept for a lifetime in memories. The wonderful merry time Caribbean climate blend with best of delicacies is an enigmatic combination. What else would a tourist want?
The architectural, archaeological and picturesque lanes are truly a photogenic delight.
The beautiful beaches and islands are to be among the most awaited places of visit. The beaches in Bocagrande and La Boquilla and Playa Blanca, Isla Grande, Tierra Bomba or the Rosario Island are not to be overlooked, while one is in awe of the photogenic beauty of Cartagena.
Cartagena has a fascinating history and geography too. Although the Geography of Cartagena cannot be discussed in mere words.
Cartagena’s continuous invasions have led to the diverse culture of the city. The music is loved all over.
The best place to have emeralds is Cartagena in Colombia. These Emeralds costs much more than diamonds sometimes. Colombia has worlds 70 to 90% of emeralds.
The city is a tourist spot, heaven for sightseeing and photography requires lots of bargaining in dealing with local sellers.
The walled city of Cartagena was found on 1st June 1533 by a Spanish Commander. The city prospered as treasures buried by Spanish were discovered. The city has been invaded many times for its riches and port accessibility. It was once a huge market for the slave trade. The trade and economic activities include the maritime and petrochemical. The tourism being ardent in economy boost.

LANDMARKS IN CARTAGENA:

  • Walled City of Cartagena: The mesmerizing colonial street of Cartagena is also referred to as “Old Town”. A fort was built by Spanish colonials to defend the Caribbean trade of gold, silver, tobacco, cocoa and chilli. The walled city is located at the country’s Caribbean coast. It has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

  • Centro Historico: A heaven for archaeology and culture photography.

  • Plaza Santo Domingo: It has a splendid oldest church of the city. One of the must-visit place in Cartagena.

  • Torre del Reloj: It has a clocktower. It was once the main entrance to the city of Cartagena.

  • Plaza Fernandez Madrid

  • Plaza de la proclamation

  • Baluarte de San Francisco Javier

  • Baluarte de Santo Domingo

  • Claustrode ls Merced mausoleum de Garcia Marquez

  • Casa del Marques de Premio real

  • Baluarte de la Merced

  • Baluarte San Ignacio

  • Casa del Marquez de valdehoyos

  • Baluarta del Santa Clara

Above named landmarks are must visit, they are the city’s beauty spots of visual delight

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  1. This is nice intro to place and compilation of the landmarks in Cartagena.
    Couple of more snaps would be helpful. Keep it up !!!

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