Books in Cartagena


A good selection of books on Cartagena and a few English-language choices, including everything ever written by a certain Gabriel García Márquez. There’s also Italian beer, Spanish wine and strong espresso.
Arts & Crafts in Cartagena


For something unique, head here for exclusive artisan homewares and handicrafts that aren’t reproduced anywhere on the street. It’s pricey, but it’s top quality stuff, unrivaled elsewhere.
Arts & Crafts in Cartagena

Colombia Artesanal

A set of several stores in the old town offers an excellent selection of brightly hued Colombian handicrafts from all over the country. The salespeople are extremely knowledgeable and can offer fascinating insights …