World Heritage Site

Cartagena de Indias

“There are so many things to say about Cartagena. Its charm is so enchanting that only someone who has been there can understand it.”

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Cartagena is known for being a city of history and wonder. Hundreds of visitors on any given day of the year are captivated by its streets, colonial buildings, religious temples, walls and forts, castles, warmth, and beautiful beaches.

Since its foundation five centuries ago, Cartagena has been the center of South America’s fascination. It has become an important site of international cultural events: festivals showcasing film, literature, music, food, and crafts. A place that combines entertainment and the historical wealth of the Caribbean.

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Characteristics

  • Population: 860.000
  • Relative humidity: +90%
  • Day temperature: 29°C
  • Night temperature: 25°C
  • Total area: 609.1 K2
  • Religion: catholic, with religious freedom
  • Language: Spanish
  • Official time: GMT-05:00
  • Country and city code: (57+5)