Cartagena

Area Description

See and Do

One of Cartagena best attractions are Las Murallas, the defensive walls that surround Cartagena's historic city center. During sunset you can enjoy epic views from the walls.

Museum of Modern Art of Cartagena

Plaza de los Coches

Sanctuary of San Pedro Claver

Events, Holidays and Celebrations

Creation of the Navy

The Colombian Navy was founded on July 24, 1923. To commemorate this, every year on this date, the Navy holds an early morning march in the Bocagrande district.

Eating and Drinking

Entertainment and Nightlife

Nightlife

  • You can find popular nightlife areas are around the Plaza de los Coches in the Walled City and the Calle Media Luna in Getsemaní.
  • There is active nightlife on all days.
  • Bars and discos are open until 2 AM or 3 AM on weekdays and until 5 AM on the weekends.
  • Expect to pay cover fees in discos and places with live music.
  • Popular musical genres are reggaetón, salsa, champeta, and electronic music.

Champeta

Champeta is a musical genre from the Caribbean coast of Ecuador. It shows influences from African colonial settlements and contemporary African culture.

See our Cartagena Nightlife Guide for more information.

Shopping

Housing

Examples

Utilities

Gas, water, and electricity

Medical Care

How to travel to Cartagena

Transportation

Transcaribe is Cartagena's public transport system. It consists of bus lines that serve almost all of Cartagena.

Government