Style, Decor & More: Sights & Sounds to Delight in Cartagena

Sights & Sounds to Delight in Cartagena

There are so many beautiful places to travel and explore in the world, but how many are really unique? Cartagena in Colombia ticks the box for being a vibrant city full of special qualities. It boasts personality and splendour that you won’t want to miss. Here’s why you should visit it as soon as possible.

It’s hard to believe that Cartagena was once a neglected city. It is energetic and filled with culture. Here’s a great way to imagine it: think of a blend between New Orleans and Florence. Cartagena is packed with old-fashioned charm in the form of horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone streets, and breath-taking cathedrals, but it is also a place of surprises. The city’s rich history has made it a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s  definitely never boring.

Sights and Sounds to Delight

The city comes alive with colour and music - you’ll love the salsa sounds coming from  café courtyards. You’ll also be intrigued by the views of horse-drawn carriages and  lemon-yellow taxi cabs in the same street, a perfect display of old dancing with the new.  While you’re enjoying beautiful galleries and historical museums, you’ll be pleased to  know that you don’t have to go far to find modern living. An example can be found in  their stylish array of restaurants that offer the finest dining - be sure to sample their  delicious seafood during your stay because it is world class! 

Enter The Fascinating Old Town 

The Old Town section of the city lies behind the thick walls of Las Murallas that were  created in the 16th century to keep out enemies. Inside them, you’ll now find gorgeous  mansions to delight your eye, friendly street vendors in bright clothing, beautiful plazas,  churches, cafés and colourful colonial architecture - the buildings have an eye-catching  twist with bright exteriors. Think walls of lime, lemon, burgundy, and sky blue that are  pretty and welcoming.   

Retreat To Your Luxury Sanctuary

Beautiful architecture is not just evident in public places but also in holiday rentals and villas where you will stay during your exciting journey.

If you’re looking for the perfect mix between relaxation and elegance, gorgeous accommodation is a must to retreat to after a busy day of exploring the city’s delights. Cartagena offers beautiful real estate with many highlights. These include:  

● Amazing views of the sky, town, and Caribbean sea.

● Stylish yet comfortable décor with splashes of colour to make you feel at home.

● Luxurious touches such as private infinity pools so you can relax and unwind in your own sanctuary.

●Greenery in the form of beautiful trees that bring the splendour of the outdoors inside.

The city of Cartagena, which has almost a million residents, is the priciest real estate in the country. What makes homes in the area so beautiful is that over the last decade or so, the area has restored its colonial buildings so that its history and charm have been preserved. This enables you as a traveller to enjoy the best of both worlds when  visiting this splendid place: unique charm and character combined with modern living  spaces that give you the chance to enjoy the finer things in life. 

Cartagena continues to grow in popularity and the reason for this is that it is a gem, offering amazing views and things to do as well as gorgeous homes in which to stay - there’s a very good chance you’ll never want to leave!

Gwen Lewis is a freelance writer who lives in Southern California. She currently writes for beauty and fashion blogs, as well as continuing with her make-up artist career on the side. She loves to be active and loves to shop, what girl doesn’t?


  1. My husband and I enjoy traveling to new places and Cartanega looks very beautiful! We will need to put this place on our bucket list for traveling! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks and sounds like a relaxing and charming city that I would love to visit some day.

  3. WOW! I cannot imagine!! looks beautiful!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Amy.
      Cartagena looks so pretty with all the colors! :)

  4. That sounds like a really neat place to visit with lots to see and do. The water looks really pretty and clear.

  5. I have never heard of this location before, but now I really want to see it! Wow, what an amazing description!! Thank you! :)

  6. It looks lovely. I'm hoping to travel more now that I am semi retired. Gotta go befoe Im too old to enjoy!

  7. I am always looking for peaceful places to take a vacation. This would be awesome. My fireman husband needs time to regroup.

    1. I agree, Dee. I don't like the hustle and bustle of big cities when I need to regroup. :)

  8. I am always looking for peaceful places to take a vacation. This would be awesome. My fireman husband needs time to regroup.

  9. This looks like such a great place to travel to! Looks so charming :)


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