Museo del Oro y Arqueología
Plaza de Bolívar
Formerly the Plaza de Inquisición, this leafy and shaded plaza, surrounded by some of the city's most elegant balconied colonial...
Work on the cathedral began in 1575, but in 1586, while still under construction, it was partially destroyed by the cannons of Francis...
Palacio de la Inquisición
The haunting Palace of the Inquisition is one of the finest buildings in town. Although the site was the seat of the Punishment Tribunal...
Wall-to-wall reggaeton, vallenato, merengue and some decent salsa. Tu Candela is cramped – but the atmosphere is cool and the decor,...
A casual, German-run restaurant serving up a daily-changing chalkboard menu of Euro bistro fare accompanied by superb home-made German...
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Lonely Planet review
The Cartagena Gold Museum is like a miniature version of Bogotá's world-class gold museum. Though small, it offers a fascinating collection of gold and pottery of the Sinú (also known as Zenú) people, who inhabited the region of the present-day departments of Bolívar, Córdoba, Sucre and northern Antioquia before the Spanish Conquest. Some pieces are exquisitely detailed. Should you be heading to Bogotá, this gold museum offers just a taste of the bigger and grander one there. It's also a superb spot to cool right down as the air-con is set to arctic levels.