The great liberator Simon Bolivar called Cartagena the Heroic City.
One can easily say Cartagena is one of the most impressive cities in Latina America in terms of architecture. The heritage of the old Moorish architecture that was brought to Cartagena from Southern Spain is still dominating the old center. Walk through the narrow streets and observe the balconies hanging over creating a beautiful dynamic in the city skyline.
Through the tour you will learn that the city offers a great spectrum of domestic architecture with its porch balconies, internal courtyards and cisterns. You will see civil architecture, such as the government building, almost always located in front of a square.
Observe the military architecture with its walls, strongholds, garrison troops and ramparts. Not to mention the stunning religious architecture with monasteries, convents and churches.
The architecture of the city is republican over colonial, making it in essence eclectic.