Cartagena cool – an expert guide to Colombia’s most alluring city

Why go?

Cartagena, a World Heritage listed city on the Caribbean coast where Gabriel Garcia Marquez set the luscious, evocative ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’, is the jewel in Colombia’s already overcrowded crown.

Expect cobbled alleys, flower bedecked balconies (a prize is awarded every year for the most beautiful balcony), horse drawn carriages, statues (saluting the heroes who helped defend Cartargena against British and French colonialists, pirates and ultimately from Spain) and elegant plazas. Simply put: every single street looks like something out of a García Márquez novel.

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