Monumento a la India Catalina
Iglesia de Santo Toribio de Mangrovejo
Compared with the other churches, this one is relatively small. It was erected between 1666 and 1732 and its ceiling is covered with...
Cultura del Mar
Offers scuba, snorkeling and an interesting overnight ecotourism option to Isla del Rosario
La Mulata Cartagena
Stylish comida corriente (set lunch) option that's both outstanding and cheap. A daily set menu offers a handful of excellent choices...
Monumento a la India Catalina information
The monument at the main entrance to the old town from the mainland is a tribute to the Carib people, the group that inhabited this land before the Spanish Conquest. The lovely bronze statue depicts Catalina, a beautiful Carib woman who served as interpreter to Pedro de Heredia upon the arrival of the Spaniards. The statue was forged in 1974 by Eladio Gil, a Spanish sculptor living in Cartagena.