Three places to visit in Cartagena this vacations
Cartagena de Indias has many places full of history and fun. These are three must-see places for mid-year vacations.
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With the arrival of mid-year, the vacation season is approaching in the 'Corralito de Piedra' and hundreds of national and international tourists are preparing to visit the home of the sun, the beach and the breeze.
In a city as historic and cultural as Cartagena, these are three of the places you can't miss the opportunity to visit on your vacation:
Cartagena Historical Museum
The Historical Museum of Cartagena (MUHCA) was founded in 1924 and offers through its different spaces the possibility of learning about the rich colonial architecture, the history and presence of the Inquisition Tribunal in the memory of the city and a journey through the various stages of the history of Cartagena, the Colombian Caribbean and the construction of Colombian society.
The MUHCA building is considered the best example of civil architecture in Cartagena in the eighteenth century, the Palace of the Inquisition, is actually the union of two buildings erected on the lots occupied by two houses that the Court of the Holy Office had leased since 1610 when it began its activities in the city.
The National Aviary, located in the Rosario Islands only 30 minutes from downtown, is a conservationist entity that seeks to promote knowledge about Colombian diversity, its sustainable use and responsible management through a modern and representative exhibition of birds in natural environments.
San Felipe Castle
This walled castle is located on a hill called San Lázaro and was built in 1657 during the Spanish colonial era. It suffered constant sieges by the English and French, with the French commander Baron de Pointis taking the castle in mid-1697.
In 1984, UNESCO included the historic center of the city of Cartagena de Indias, its fortifications and the San Felipe de Barajas castle in the list of World Heritage Sites. It is considered one of the seven wonders of Colombia, a recognition that accredits it as one of the largest structures built in Colombian territory.
In addition to these places, walking through the streets of the historic center also provides a relaxing experience, full of music, where there are several restaurants of typical or international food to satisfy all palates.