Cartagena de Indias is one of the most important cities of the Caribbean region, due to its past as well as its present, with great projection towards the future. Its cultural wealth makes it worthy of representing the Colombian Caribbean abroad, which makes it one of the most desirable touristic destinations in the world. Declared World Historical Heritage by the UNESCO, Cartagena is also renowned for the beautiful Colonial architecture of its Old City, the warmth of its people and the breathtaking fortifications and landscapes.


Its beautiful Colonial houses, in addition to the modern architecture, create a gorgeous city, the city of Cartagena de Indias, name used by the Spanish Conquistadors to distinguish it from the city with the same name in Spain. Cartagena was founded in 1533 by Don Pedro de Heredia, and shortly after its foundation, it was characterized as a port of vital importance for the economy of Spain´s colonies in America; this led to uncountable attacks by pirates, buccaneers and corsairs.

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