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July 27, 2013-Culture in Cartagena

Cartagena De Indias

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Cartagena by Night

Culture in Cartagena

Cartagena:History and Culture. They go together.

To see and experience those things are the reasons we came to Cartagena so it should come to no surprise that we've been getting out quite a lot already. Walking to Old Town from the marina is pleasant especially after the oppressive heat of the midday is replaced by the evening's coolness, so we have been there at night several times.

Woman in Doorway

A flyer from the tourism office turned us onto the music and dance performance staged in the historic Teatro Heredia. This was terrific.

On the same day as the dance performance, in the morning, we toured the city in an air conditioned van and walked through the convent at Cerro La Popa, built on the highest hill in Cartagena by the Spanish in 1611, and we saw the fort of San Felipe (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) built by the Spanish in 1536 to repel the British.


Castle San Felipe

We'll be doing more of this and we'll report back to you.

Click here for more photos from the tour to the convent.
Click here for more photos of Cartagena's Old Town
Click here for more images from the dance performance.

Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Cartagena

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Blogger lil sis said...

Once again you have captured a place with your photos.
The colors are glorious. The pictures of people in old town, not posed but living their lives.
There is such a difference between the modern city, it seems impersonal, where old town feels like it would suck you in and make you part of their lives.
I'm so thankful you share this with us.
I'm proud to be part of your family.
Love, lil sis

30 July, 2013 09:03  

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