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Top sigths of Colombia

Santa Maria is the oldest city of Columbia, so it has many interesting places to visit. Travellers should not forget to visit the Museum of Bolivar that exhibits a large collection of precious items. One more important landmark is located close to the central part of the city. This is La Villa de San Pedro Alexandrino, which was constructed in the 17th century. This is the place where Simon Bolivar spent last years of his life. When it comes to religious landmarks, the most famous one is Santa Maria Cathedral, the building of which was started in the 17th century and lasted nearly 100 years. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Cartagena

Shopping, streets and outlets

Sombreros are a popular purchase in the city despite the common misconception that this type of headwear is common not only in Mexico. Local sombreros are produced in different colors, with or without geometric patterns. All of them are made only manually. A ritual or carnival mask will be another original gift. You can see souvenir painted cowhide masks in many stores in the city. Real sculptures in the form of … Open

Best beaches

Another popular beach can be found on the island of Terrabomba. Playa De Punta Arena is not only popular for the picturesque landscapes but also for its high ecological standards. The quiet sandy beach is surrounded by thickets of slender palms, in the shade of which you can always hide from the hot sun. It also worth noting that in close proximity to the beach there are many popular restaurants serving delicious … Open

Cartagena for children - what to visit

Show your child San Felipe de Barajas Castle. It will appeal to young children who can feel like ancient warriors or royalty here. The castle will also appeal to older children which already at least in general terms familiar with the history of world civilizations. Dozens of hidden passageways are located inside the castle walls. This will certainly interest young researchers. The Palace of Inquisition, the … Open

Travel guide to Cartagena

The Museum of History is another interesting venue. It is open in a beautiful old building that belonged to a female monastery in the past. The building, which dates back to the 16th century, is a precious archaeological artifact itself. The Las Bovedas prison building is definitely one of the most unusual historical landmarks in the region. It was also finished in the 16th century. Nowadays, the attractive … Open

Traditions and mentality of Cartagena

Do not worry about the fact that some of the local residents did not fulfill their obligations. Do not worry if some of your plans will not be implemented because someone from the locals did not provide the necessary information or did not come to the meeting. Don't worry about anything at all. Colombians are smiling, polite, happy to invite you to a cafe, offer their recommendations, and mention assistance in … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

The restaurants in Cartagena will surely appeal to fans of sweets. You can find here simple and satisfying desserts like manjar blanco – rice boiled in vanilla milk, or Arroz con coco – also rice but boiled in coconut milk. You should taste the original Yucca Banderos pie and fruit paste with guava – bocadillo. Strips of fruit dough fried in oil are hidden under the name hojuelas. If you order el carmeljo, … Open

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