Discover things to do in Centro, Cartagena

Immerse yourself in the history of Cartagena’s Centro neighborhood when you stay at Hotel Casa La Factoria by Faranda Boutique, a member of Radisson Individuals. Less than a block from your hotel room, Santo Domingo Square is a lively hub where the centuries-old Church of Santo Domingo provides a picturesque backdrop for outdoor dining and live music. You can see fascinating artifacts of the city’s colonial past at museums like the Palace of the Inquisition before shopping for jewelry, leather goods, and designer clothing nearby. If you’re looking for romantic things to do, you’ve come to the right place—tour the narrow streets of the old city by horse-drawn carriage or sip cocktails on the sand at a Bocagrande beach club.

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Heredia Theater

0.13 mi / 0.21 km depuis l’hôtel
Although the performing arts are the biggest draw at this attraction, the architecture is also noteworthy. Book a tour to see the beautiful wooden balconies, Italian marble statues, and fresco ceiling by painter Enrique Grau.

Castle of San Felipe de Barajas

0.88 mi / 1.42 km depuis l’hôtel
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

0.15 mi / 0.24 km depuis l’hôtel
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

0.22 mi / 0.36 km depuis l’hôtel
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

0.16 mi / 0.25 km depuis l’hôtel
This free museum houses a vast collection of intricate gold artifacts from the Zenú people and other indigenous Colombian groups.

Santo Domingo Square

0.05 mi / 0.09 km depuis l’hôtel
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.

Santo Domingo Square

0.05 mi / 0.09 km depuis l’hôtel
Choose from one of the hundreds of 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.

Simón Bolívar Park

0.14 mi / 0.23 km depuis l’hôtel
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

1.58 mi / 2.55 km depuis l’hôtel
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.