The Walled City

The Walled City

Information about The Walled City

Direccion: Cartagena de Indias, Centro historico - See on the Map

The Walled City is one of the most important places in Cartagena de Indias, declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 because it is of great historical and cultural importance for Colombia.

The Walled City refers to the historic center of Cartagena de Indias.

Inside the Walled City is the Plaza de los Coches, surrounded by colonial mansions and presided by the statue of Pedro de Heredia; the Casa del Marqués of the Royal Prize, the Casa de la Aduana, the Church and the Convent of San Pedro Claver, built in the 17th century by the Jesuits and where the remains of San Pedro Claver rest, one of the defenders of the cause of the black population. There are also the current building of the Mayors Office, the House of the Inquisition, the Gold Museum and the Museum of Modern Art where exhibitions of Colombian artists are presented