Cartagena's city population consists of many nationalities, the most prominent foreigners being Arabs, Germans, Italians and Spaniards.

Holidays
1 Enero
Año Nuevo

10
Junio
Sagrado Corazón

7
Enero
Día de los Reyes Magos
1
Julio
San Pedro y San Pablo

24
Marzo
Domingo de Ramos

20
Julio
Día de la Independencia

25
Marzo
Día de San José

7
Agosto
Batalla de Boyacá

28
Marzo
Jueves Santo

19
Agosto
La asunción de la Virgen

29
Marzo
Viernes Santo
14
Octubre
Día de la Raza

31
Marzo
Domingo de Resurrección

4
Noviembre
Todos los Santos
1
Mayo
Día del Trabajo

11
Noviembre
Independencia de Cartagena

13
Mayo
Día de la Ascensión

8
Diciembre
Día de la Inmaculada Concepción

3
Junio
Corpus Christi

25
Diciembre
Día de Navidad

Plan to spend several days in Cartagena, also known as Cartagena de Indias, Colombia's fascinating Caribbean resort and most popular attraction. History and nightlife, beaches and churches, a walled city and colonial architecture make it a living museum, perfect for honeymoons, family vacations and adult adventures.

Churches and convents Parks
Teatro Heredia
Convento de La Popa
Convento de San Diego
Convento de Santa Clara
Ermita de El Cabrero
Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Merced
Iglesia Catedral
Iglesia de la Santísima Trinidad
Iglesia de San Agustín
Iglesia Santo Toribio de Mongrovejo
Iglesia y Convento de San Pedro Claver
Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo
Camellón de los Mártires
Parque Apolo
Parque Centenario
Parque de Bolívar
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Fernández de Madrid
Plaza de la Aduana
Plaza de la Merced
Plaza de la Proclamación
Plaza de la Trinidad
Plaza de las Bóvedas
Plaza de los Coches
Plaza de San Diego
Plaza de San Pedro Claver
Plaza de Santo Domingo
Plaza del Estudiante
Plazoleta de San Francisco
Plazoleta del Pozo
Houses and Streets Forts and Walls
Calle Baloco
Calle Cochera del Gobernador
Calle de Don Sancho
Calle de la Factoría
Calle de la Media Luna
Calle de la Soledad
Calle de la Universidad
Calle de Portería de Santa Clara
Calle de San Agustín
Calle de Santa Teresa
Calle de Santo Domingo
Calle del Colegio
Calle del Coliseo
Calle del Cuartel
Calle del Estanco del Aguardiente
Calle del Tejadillo
Calle Román
Callejón de los Estribos
Casa Alcaldía de Cartagena
Casa de Rafael Núñez
Casa del Marqués de Valdehoyos
Palacio de Gobernación
Palacio de la Inquisición
Baluarte de la Merced
Baluarte de San Ignacio y Baluarte de San Francisco Javier
Baluarte de San Pedro Mártir
Baluarte de Santa Catalina y San Lucas
Baluarte de Santa Clara
Baluarte de Santo Domingo
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Castillo de San Fernando de Bocachica
Espigón de La Tenaza - Cuartel de las Bóvedas
Fuerte de San Juan de Manzanillo y Santa Cruz de Castillogrande
Fuerte de San Sebastián del Pastelillo
Fuerte y Batería de San José de Bocachica
La Torre del Reloj
Murallas de Getsemaní
Monuments  
Monumento a la India Catalina
Monumento a los Zapatos Viejos
Museo de Arte Moderno
Museo del Oro
Museo Indígena
Museo Naval
Teatro Heredia
 

 

 

 

 

 

It built on the ruins of the old Church of The Mercy (1625) to commemorate the Centennial of the Independence in 1911. In 1998 it was restored under the direction of the architect cartagenero Alberto Samudio Trallero as arts center of musical and scenic arts. Theater built in the shape of horseshoe with boxes and balconies divided by lattices of zero, that laces seem, originally they served for ventilation. Stairs and sculptures of Italian marble with curtain of Mouth and ceiling beautifully created by the artist cartagenero Enrique Grau.

It has been restored with all the modern norms of Theater.

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Convento de la Popa

The hill receives this name because to the navigators seemed similar to the stern of an embarkation. The hill was a forest that served of refuge to the black untamed. From the top of the historic hill all the city can be seen. At the beginning of the 17th century in the peak, two parents Agustinos built a cloister that received the name of "Convent of Our Lady of the Candelaria". Subsequently, it was setting of fights and served of headquarters and bunker.

In the subsequent part of the convent there is a rough place called "The leap of the rascal" and, according to the legend, the first superior of the convent threw a male called flock of goats "Buziraco", object of worship and adoration of the black. Schedule of attention: Monday to Saturday of 8:00 to.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Convent of San Diego

The founder Fray Sebastián of Humilias acquired a house with charity that obtained of the neighbors and became a convent, to what helped the same lending them their slaves and donating the materials. Subsequently, the final construction of the cloister built in the high thing of the Jaqueyes was initiated where inhabited the poor people socorrida by the religious. Inside their mission, the Franciscans favored to many poor of different zones of the city and they gave lodging to the soldiers of the fleets and armed when they needed it. The Convent was based on the year 1608. After the desamortización of goods of the Church decreed by Tomás Cipriano of Mosquera, served as jail and electric plant. At present, and after to be restored, was installed in it the "School of Fine Arts" of this city. The exterior walls are conserved, except for the facades that were substituted by the artist cartagenero Mr. Luis Felipe Jasper, inside the style neogótico. Locating: Neighborhood of San Diego, park of San Diego with street of the Vaults and Street the cemetery.

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Convent of Santa Clara

This building was founded in 1617, colonial epoch, and has been Convent, Hospital of Charity, House of Orphans, School of Instructors and University Hospital. To the colonial epoch they correspond the cloister in two floors with their central patio, the interior rooms, the conventual temple of a single room and the other dependences of the convent, as were the gardens and the cemetery. On this they were built, in the republic and in the modernity, the existing additions when was University Hospital, and its last floor. The buildings for the sick correspond to the republican epoch. The one that looks toward the street of the Pastorate, of rich architecture, has been attributed to Gastón Lelarge. That of the Calle del Torno, more recent and poorer, responds to a subsequent intervention, in which a floor was added to the original convent and all the walls remodeled facade on this street copying timidly the other facade of Lelarge.

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Ermita de El Cabrero

At present, become one of the better hotels of Cartagena, beautifully restored, preserve all the republican and colonial style that has marked its history and also conserves part of the original walls of the Convent. It is located in the Park of San Diego, occupies the whole block that gives to the Calle del Torno, al Paseo de la Muralla y Calles del Curato y Stuart. Ermita de El Cabrero

Chapel in which the remainders of the famous poet they are conserved and President Mr. Rafael Núñez, author of the letter of the Colombian national anthem and under whose Government devised the Constitution of 1886 that was in force to the year of 1994, thanks to the done modifications by the Constituent National Assembly.

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Hermitage of Our Lady of the Mercy

It founded in 1617 by the Reverend General Father Fray Francisco of Rivera. It was built on the northwest part of the city, in the same place where an old hermitage was found known like El Humilladero. Depended on the Mercedarios of the province of Lima (Peru). A century after their foundation, Cartagena suffers the severity of the seas of tappet, that caused large damages in some buildings by which the Engineers Juan of Blacksmith and Tomás of Village, they proposed the construction of Walls that unites the bulwarks of the Cross with that of Holy Catalina for the defense of these buildings. In the 19th century the building suffered the onslaughts of the War of the Independence. Already in republican epoch became School and later in Upper Court of Justice. At the beginning of this century the chapel was remodeled and the convent, the first one was to become Theater Municipal and the convent in Law Courts. The Theater has been restored totally being becoming the present Theater Heredia and in the convent the University functions Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Locating: Centro Amurallado - Plaza de la Merced.

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Iglesia Catedral

Cartagena of Indies had its first Cathedral in the year 1537, in the present Street of the Coliseum, being a modest building of palm and canes consumed by a terrifying fire in 1552. The sinister one obliged the authorities to do another construction with more lasting materials as the stone and the wood, in the place that at present occupies. The high altar is a work completely carved in wood with finished golden.

The older teacher of the city, Simón González, did its original plans and directed great part of the construction, which elapsed between the years 1577 and 1612.

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Church of the Santísima Trinity

Dates from the middle of the 17th century. It is simple, its picturesque facade with its tower brings us the memory of Holy Sunday.
Since its small square the movement of our independence was gestated. The modernity, again, has affected enough the temple, causing disappearing all its original structure.
The parish, that had to its charge in some moment the direction of the School Biffi, built a school in the subsequent patio of the Church for instruction of the youths of the neighborhood, continuing its educational and social work to our days.

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Iglesia de San Agustín

It founded in 1580 by Fray Jerónimo Guevara. Basically was a Convent, later military headquarters in various moments of the wars of independence and since the start of the republican life. Today, totally reformed, is the University of Cartagena, although of the original structure only remains the extensive cloister (transformed completely), the arches and the columns.
It is good to emphasize that this Convent was very important for the history of the city by the events and personalities that have come to visit.
Locating: Centro Amurallado, Calle de la Universidad, Antigua calle de San Agustín con calle de la Soledad.

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Iglesia Santo Toribio de Mongrovejo

In 1665 began to build the Church with charity that gave the neighbors of the Plaza of the Jagueyes (today plaza Fdez. Madrid), being finished the construction, after different intents eclipsed by the lack of resources, in the year 1732.
It is a lovely Church although of modest dimensions, that, unfortunately, has been victim of the modernism suffering transformations that have damaged it notably.
Locating: Centro Amurallado: San Diego, calle del Sargento Mayor con Calle del Curato Esquina.

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