Cartagena de Indias has around 1 million inhabitants.
It combines the prosperity of the tourist areas and more affluent such as the Walled City, Bocagrande and Castillogrande, and marginal neighborhoods where there is much poverty, insecurity, and where a tourist should not go.
Cartagena de Indias, officially the Tourist and Cultural District of Cartagena de Indias, abbreviated Cartagena de Indias, D.T. and C., is the capital of the department of Bolívar, in northern Colombia.
Cartagena has been a city mainly associated with pirate history, because it was there that there were numerous attacks by pirates from Europe, who found in the city a suitable place to plunder during the Spanish administration, what made it at the time, become the most fortified city in South America and the Caribbean, becoming almost as reinforced as the Gulf of Mexico itself in its time. At present its viceregal architecture is maintained.