SEE + DO
The essential stops for culture hounds.
1.At Cartagena’s light-filled NH Galena, gallerist Nohra Haime showcases contemporary talent from Colombia and beyond. A highlight: native pop artist Nadin Ospina’s pre-Columbian-style Bart Simpson statue.
2.The extensive, pedestrian-friendly Las Murallas are walls that were built in response to Francis Drake’s siege of Cartagena in 1586.
3.An impressive collection of paintings and works by sculptor Enrique Grau fills the intimate Museo de Arte.
4.Teatro Adolfo Mejia hosts homegrown and international concerts and festivals, and has an ornate gold-leaf interior and top-notch acoustics.
5.In Getsemani, Centro Cultural Ciudad Movil is a grassroots cultural center that attracts locals for salsa dancing and live Afro-Colombian mapale rhythms.