Cartagena / Colombia
The old city of Cartagena and the harbor are under monument protection and have been since 1984 UNESCO world cultural heritage.
Cartagena was founded in 1533 by Pedro Heredia, a Spaniard and friend of Christopher Columbus. Through flourishing trade with gold from Peru, silver from Bolivia and emeralds from Muzo, the city developed very quickly and splendidly.
Cartagena is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in South America. Of particular interest: the Gold Museum, the cathedral from the 16/17 century, the fortress "San Felipe de Barajas" with a fantastic tunnel system.
On a stroll through the historic old town attact cafes and bars for a coffee stop. Worth mentioning: hand labor market.
Trip by a small motorboat to the Rosario Islands; visit tp the large aquarium with dolphin and shark show.