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Things to do in Cartagena

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“Fue la fortaleza militar de la corona Española en la epoca de la conquista de america. It was the military fortress of the Spanish crown at the time of the conquest of America.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Lounge
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“If you want to watch a beautiful sunset drinking mojitos (or any cocktail you like) with house music in the backround, then this is the place for you. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
History Museum
“A collection of pre-Columbian (as in pre Christopher Columbus) artifacts that will give you more insight as to the country ‘s History. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Maybe the most concurred club in town. All the locals like to party here. you can start at the terrace where they have a Dj and then you can enter the club. try not to get to late!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Without a doubt, a small piece of Cuba hidden in Cartagena. Café Bar Havana, or the corner of the movement, as they know it in the city, was created by the Spanish Gabriel Mas in 2006. It is located in a sector of Getsemani called the Media Luna Street that summarizes the joy and the enthusiasm typical of the area; Havana is to find a tropical environment that evokes its bars and restaurants with live music and that infect locals and tourists to immerse themselves in the most cheerful and fun party in the city. World-class tourists, including great personalities such as Hillary Clinton or local personalities such as Gabriel García Márquez or Juan Manuel Santos, have delighted their palate with the refreshing spirits offered in this small corner of Getsemani.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Very modern, nice shops and a nice food court for snacks or a quick bite to eat”
  • 40 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“here you find all...clothes, atms, food etc... big jumbo supermercado with all even european food....”
  • 25 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Delicious pizza and seafood at one of the most historical plazas of downtown ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“This is a beautiful, fun, and trendy place to go have some well made cocktails and listen to great dj's play 90's and 20's music. Alquimico has 3 levels and depending on the night, you'll find a different vibe on each level. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
History Museum
“Once the Inquisition Palace were heretics and alleged witches were tried and condemned in Cartagena it is now the MUHCA or historical museum of Cartagena where important events are held such as the first signature of the peace agreement with the FARC. Only the building alone is worth a visit as it is a fine example of colonial architecture. But if you wish to know about Cartagena's history, which is fascinating, it's a great place to start.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“This is a century old social club that is famously known for the live music and amazing atmosphere to dance. You'll never feel too young or too old as this social club takes all walks of life. If you want to see locals get their groove on, this is the place to go while also being safe and easily located in the middle of both El Centro and Getsemani. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Once the home to craftsmen and slaves this is part of the old city outside its walls. It is also were Cartagena's independence began. Now a lively neighborhood with a lot of cool restaurants, bars and charming streets. Visit la Trinidad Square.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Place where you get all kinds of souvenirs and emerald. Lugar donde consigues todo tipo de suvenires y esmeralda.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Plaza
““Buen lugar para tarderar y ver diferentes shows realizados por locales Great place for people watching and see the locals performs””
  • 29 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Aquí podrás encontrar los mejores sabores de la costa. Here you can find the best flavors of caribean”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bar
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“Musica salsa, situado en el centro historico, muy agradable, muy cartagenero. Salsa music, located in the historic center, very nice, very Cartagena.”
  • 43 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Lounge
“If you want to watch a beautiful sunset drinking mojitos (or any cocktail you like) with house music in the backround, then this is the place for you. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Maybe the most concurred club in town. All the locals like to party here. you can start at the terrace where they have a Dj and then you can enter the club. try not to get to late!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Without a doubt, a small piece of Cuba hidden in Cartagena. Café Bar Havana, or the corner of the movement, as they know it in the city, was created by the Spanish Gabriel Mas in 2006. It is located in a sector of Getsemani called the Media Luna Street that summarizes the joy and the enthusiasm typical of the area; Havana is to find a tropical environment that evokes its bars and restaurants with live music and that infect locals and tourists to immerse themselves in the most cheerful and fun party in the city. World-class tourists, including great personalities such as Hillary Clinton or local personalities such as Gabriel García Márquez or Juan Manuel Santos, have delighted their palate with the refreshing spirits offered in this small corner of Getsemani.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Delicious pizza and seafood at one of the most historical plazas of downtown ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Nightclub
“This is a century old social club that is famously known for the live music and amazing atmosphere to dance. You'll never feel too young or too old as this social club takes all walks of life. If you want to see locals get their groove on, this is the place to go while also being safe and easily located in the middle of both El Centro and Getsemani. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“Aquí podrás encontrar los mejores sabores de la costa. Here you can find the best flavors of caribean”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Without a doubt, this is one of the most famous restaurants in Cartagena thanks to a nice visit that took place a couple of years ago. It was in 2008 when the famous chef and presenter Anthony Bourdain listed them as the best cevicheria in the city. La Cevicheria was born as a small four-table restaurant in front of the imposing Sofitel Santa Clara hotel. Months later the small place became a much wider corner restaurant with that relaxed and cheerful touch of the Caribbean and an even wider menu.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Calle del Arsenal is the nightlife spot located in the Getsemani area of the Old city.”
  • 21 locals recommend

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