Casa La Cartujita

Redefining the boutique experience, Casa La Cartujita provides an unrivaled intimate setting with its attentive staff that will make you feel just at home.

Museums and historical sites

Cartagena de Indias has an multitude of museums, monuments, streets, walls, colonial houses and various sites for the delectation of all travelers, an ideal location to rediscover history.

We recommend to visit:

  • Palace of Inquisition
  • Gold Museum
  • Art Modern Museum
  • Naval Museum
  • Filipe de Barajas Fortess
  • La Popa Convent

PALACE OF INQUISITION 

 

In September 1610 the Inquisition in Cartagena de Indias was officially instated as the entity to decide the fates of many headquartering the Sentencing Court of the Holy Office. Its jurisdiction covered the New Kingdom of Granada and Venezuela to Nicaragua, Panama, Santo Domingo and the Windward Islands. This building is considered one of the best preserved examples of civil architecture in Cartagena de Indias eighteenth century houses including intact prisons and torture chambers used during these lugubrious times.

Monday through Saturday:   
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday and holidays:          
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Adult:                                    $19,000 COP
Children and elderly:            $16,000 COP


GOLD MUSEUM

Located opposite Bolivar Park, the Gold Museum exhibits pre-Columbian pieces from different cultures first to settled the area. The diversity of cultures throughout prehistoric Colombia are reflected in the gold and copper artifacts showcased throughout the museum.

Tuesday through Friday:        
8:00 am - 12:00 pm                    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday:            
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday:             
Closed

Museum Fee:            None (Free entry)

 


ARTS MODERN MUSEUM

The Cartagena Modern Arts Museum has a collection of art that was initiated by a grant from the OAS on Latin American painting of the 50's, which has been expanded and is on permanent display in Room 1. Independent and group exhibits continue to support the museums visual content.

Monday through Friday:         
9:00 am - 12:00 pm                    
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday:            
10:00 am -  1:00 pm

Price:                $8,000 COP


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NAVAL MUSEUM 

The museum convenes within its auditoriums using interactive and educational exhibits, including the history of the Navy with more than 400 objects in which models, weapons and educational tools are part of the visual repertoire of this place.

Monday through Sunday:     
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Adults:                 $16,000 COP
Children:              $5,000 COP

 


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FILIPE DE BARAJAS FORTRESS

A castle fortress located on a hill called San Lazaro was built in 1627 during the Spanish era. The fort suffered constant attacks by the British and French and would be taken over by the French Commander Baron de Pointis in mid-1697.

Monday through Sunday:    
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Adults:                $25.000 COP
Children:             $10,500 COP


LA POPA CONVENT

The first project of the Caribbean Colombian chef already well known in the culinary circles of Bogota, Harry Sasson is inside a republican style courtyard in the Hotel Santa Teresa. The menu mixes dishes from his other restaurants along with special seafood dishes just for Cartagena like fresh ceviche and crab nachos. His name is synonymous with quality; one should expect great culinary arrangements accompanied by great service.

Monday:            
6:30 pm – 12:00 am

Tuesday through Sunday:        
12:00 pm – 12:00 am


Calle del Curato #38-53

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