Awaiting Your Return From Shore
de Indias, as it is officially called, is steeped in history and one of the
most interesting cities in the Western Hemisphere. Located on Colombia's
Caribbean coast, Cartagena's founding dates to 1533 and is credited to Don
Pedro de Heredia.
The most dominant of the many forts that guarded the approaches to
Cartagena is the formidable fortress of San Felipe de Barajas, its massive
walls towering 135 feet above sea level. Begun in 1657, it was captured and
destroyed by the French in 1697. In the following century it was rebuilt
into the impressive complex that it is today.
Of main interest to visitors is the old walled city, where Iberian-style
houses with central patios and balconies line the narrow, crooked streets
originally designed for protection during assault. The old defensive
bulwarks called Las Bovedas have been converted into a long row of colorful
In the old walled city of Cartagena, you will find an
atmosphere reminiscent of the Spanish Main, the Inquisition and the
19th-century wars for independence.
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
Suite and Sail Away to The Next Adventure
and Dancing Await You