Every November, the city of Cartagena, Colombia holds a carnival in celebration of the city’s declaration of independence in November 1811. Featuring a parade, a beauty pageant, and tons of dancing in the streets, the […]
Will Smith’s newest film Gemini Man is set to hit theaters this week. The film has ground breaking effects of including a digitally created, younger double version of Smith as the main antagonist. The two […]
La W Radio released explosive recordings of one of Cartagena’s political bosses the last two days. The recordings have set off a fire storm of criticism and disgust just over a month away from local […]
Cartagena’s colonial city wall is one of the things the city is most well known for. Cartagena’s walls, much of them stilll in tact, is the best preserved example of colonial fortifications in the Americas. […]
With its imposing city walls and massive Castillo San Felipe Fortress, it’s obvious the Spanish wanted to protect Cartagena. However, these were the last lines of defense. The first line of defense was a series […]
Perhaps there’s nothing more symbolic of Cartagena than its city walls, among the best preserved in the world. The dominating Castillo San Felipe and other fortifications around the city’s bay speak to its importance in […]
In 1586, Sir Francis Drake succeeded in capturing Cartagena, leaving only after a hefty ransom was paid. Learn about the history of Drake’s attack on Cartagena here.