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The streets of Cartagena de Indias are alive with the aromas of food brought here by the Spanish, the natives, and the Africans, blending together to produce an extraordinary fusion of scents and tastes.
The typical cuisine is varied and rich, prepared with fresh ingredients that combine fruits like the coconut, plantain, mango, and corozo, as well as seafood and fish caught by the ancestral fishing communities.
In the city, visitors will find the most beautiful and authentic handicrafts in the Caribbean: souvenirs fashioned in the region’s tradition and made to bring back memories of the trip to Cartagena de Indias. When the sun goes down, the other Cartagena de Indias lights up: the city of bars, nightclubs, and nightlife which radiate with Caribbean.
For These Reason And Many More, Cartagena De Indias Is Known World-wide:
• Cartagena de Indias made it to the Condé Nast Traveler Top 15 Places to Go in 2015 list: “Cartagena, a perfectly preserved 17th-century port city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.”
• The Fodor’s Travel 2014 Go List: Describes Cartagena de Indias, Colombia as a city that is in renaissance thanks to a stabilized economy, cultural connectivity, luxurious hotels, art galleries, restaurants, and salsa bars.
• The BBC in London, 2013: Highlighted the iconic Clock Tower located in the historic center of Cartagena de Indias, one of the five “clock towers” which was named one of the most beautiful in the world for its history and beauty that gives way to the charm and magic of this city.
• American Magazine U.S News: With over 1.8 million readers, American Magazine emphasize Cartagena as the best colonial city in the Americas.