• Michael Acevedo

A Pedacito of Cartagena, Colombia's Colorful Architecture

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

I visited Cartagena in late April of 2019 and I was immediately mesmerized by the fantastic colors of all the structures and the distinct colonial Spanish architecture reminiscent of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This might be considered very "basic", but I was inspired to go to Cartagena from an episode of Real Housewives... Basic, I know... But does it really matter where inspiration comes from? Heck no!

The sun setting behind the main plaza in Cartagena, Colombia showcasing the fingerprint left by the Spanish through their architecture
The sun setting behind the main plaza in Cartagena, Colombia showcasing the fingerprint left by the Spanish through their architecture

Here are some of my favorite photos from this trip highlighting the beautiful architecture, color palette, and how this Caribbean jewel shines at all times of the day. I love how the style is consistently carried through various neighborhoods. Many of the oldest buildings were being restored, which demonstrates the pride Colombians have for preserving their heritage.

I'd love to know what you think about these images and the architecture. If you have any questions about Cartagena, shoot me a note! I can't wait to share with you all the great food I ate, the places I went, and the amazing people I met. I look forward to sharing those stories in future posts.

 

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