Cartagena is a widely popular tourist destination in Colombia and one of the more beautiful cities in the entire world. Completely walled, the city served as a historic Spanish trading port. More gold and silver came through this city’s walls than in any other port in all of South America during the 17th and 18th century.
The city is hot. Made mostly of stone, it can really heat up during the day. At night, a cool breeze keeps the temperature just perfect. Walking through the walled city reminds me of both Key West and New Orleans. Narrow streets, with flowered balconies give this city a unique splash of color. If you ever get to Colombia don’t miss Cartagena. You won’t be disappointed. Above is a photo of the sunset falling below the walls and the ocean in the distance.