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This city is named after Cartagena, Spain, and shows the colonial history of the Spanish empire which used to rule Colombia. The Colombian city is among the most visited cities in the country and rivals Medellin as a tourist hot-spot.
Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, it has always been an important port city. Due to its strategic location, it was a major port for Spanish ships for a long time. As part of the Spanish empire, it enjoyed a high status and also has a rich history.
The city shows its history in the cobblestone streets, old buildings, and the old stone wall that stretches for around 13kms. Cartagena has a rich and varied culture, which is a mix of traditional Colombian values and outside influences.