Shop at La Serrezuela and find other things to do near our hotel

Set out from your hotel room in the Walled City to discover historic wonders and fun things to do like a deep-sea fishing trip near Hotel Bantu by Faranda Boutique. Hear stories about old facades like the 16th-century Castle of San Felipe de Barajas or go shopping for new souvenirs at La Serrezuela. You can soak up the sun and take a swim at local beaches such as Marbella and Bocagrande. Step outside our hotel into San Diego Square, where you can sip lemonade in the shade, listen to live music, and snack on yucca fritters from the food stalls. For your convenience, we offer a local shuttle to nearby destinations for a fee.

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Castle of San Felipe de Barajas

0.61 mi / 0.98 km from the hotel
Originally constructed in the 16th century, this former Spanish fortress is located atop San Lázaro hill and provides the perfect spot for snapping a photo of the cityscape.

Palace of the Inquisition

0.33 mi / 0.54 km from the hotel
A trial site during the Spanish Inquisition, this 18th-century building now serves as a museum of city history with artifacts such as old church bells, pre-Columbian artwork, maps, and Inquisition torture devices.

San Pedro Claver Church and Monastery

0.37 mi / 0.59 km from the hotel
Named after a Spanish priest who dedicated his life to helping slaves in Cartagena in the 1700s, this gorgeous church is home to a museum of Afro-Caribbean art.

Zenú Gold Museum

0.31 mi / 0.5 km from the hotel
This free museum houses a vast collection of intricate gold artifacts from the Zenú people and other indigenous Colombian groups.

Santo Domingo Square

0.32 mi / 0.52 km from the hotel
Choose from one of the many tables in the center of this plaza to dine alfresco and enjoy the local music of street performers. Be sure to visit the Church of Santo Domingo and the famous Gertrude sculpture by Fernando Botero.

La Serrezuela

0.19 mi / 0.31 km from the hotel
More than a shopping center, this unique destination built from a former bullfighting arena offers upscale stores and restaurants amid beautiful terraces, fountains, and mangroves.

Simón Bolívar Park

0.32 mi / 0.52 km from the hotel
Named after the famous liberator, this urban park features 360 hectares of green space, large shade trees, fountains, and statues of historic figures.

Bocagrande Beach

1.74 mi / 2.81 km from the hotel
Backdropped by gleaming apartment towers and upscale hotels, this popular sandy strip stretches along a peninsula a few kilometers from Cartagena’s historic center. Souvenir vendors, beach bars, and seafood spots create a lively, cosmopolitan scene.

Cartagena Naval Museum

0.42 mi / 0.68 km from the hotel
Located in the former Maritime Instruction Headquarters, this museum is devoted to Spanish naval history. See the Peral Submarine and tour exhibits showcasing uniforms, flags, and weapon artifacts, such as World War II torpedoes.