The Caribbean Coast Sights

Barrio San Diego

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Published 01/22/2016

Fodor's Review

These days travelers are seeking out the peaceful streets of this enchanting north-end district lined with squat colonial houses and mansions painted white, ocher, and deep blue. Boutique and other hotels are opening, along with restaurants. Around the area, geraniums cascade over balconies, and open doorways reveal lush hidden courtyards. Plaza San Diego is a local gem, anchored by the Escuela de Bellas Artes (School of Fine Arts), based in a former connvent. At the northern corner of the city walls you'll find Las Bóvedas (The Vaults), a row of storerooms built in the 18th century to hold gunpowder and other military essentials. Today craft and tourist-oriented shops occupy the spaces.

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North of Plaza Fernández de Madrid, Cartagena, Bolívar, 130001, Colombia

Published 01/22/2016


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