I knew that Cartagena de Indias, Colombia was going to be colourful, I knew that it was going to be full of ornate balconies and windows, I knew that every house would look different.
I didn’t realise just quite how beautiful it would be! The city is full of charm, it oozes atmosphere and it really is the most incredible place to just wander! Probably around half of my photos from our honeymoon are of the gorgeous houses (maybe that’s a slight exaggeration but yeah, I took a lot of photos of houses!)
The old part of the city is famous for it’s colonial buildings that come in so many different colours. The beauty of the city is that some are brightly painted whilst others are crumbling outside. The balconies look into the narrow streets and the walls and windows are often decorated with ivy and brightly coloured flowers. It really is so picturesque.
We stayed in the old city for six nights of the nine nights we were away, and spent each day wandering around just taking in all of the charm that the city has to offer. This is one of those posts where the photos will do all the talking, as they can better describe how wonderful Cartagena de Indias is.
This is why I loved Cartagena de Indias so much:
During the day, Cartagena consumes you with all of the colours and by night it changes into a night time wonderland – I’ll be posting about that next week!
What do you think? Where’s the most charming place you’ve been?
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My oh my it’s stunning!!
Thank you! It’s a completely beautiful part of the city and I’m so glad that we got to see it 🙂
I love all the colors! I always take so many pictures of doors when we are on trips that Travis said I should make a coffee table book of all of them. You can make a colorful house coffee table book!
That’s such a lovely idea! Plus, it’s always so nice to have some printed photos 🙂
I like the effect of sunlight. For me these are shades of life (:
I totally agree! The sun shining, and also the evening light were both beautiful 🙂
Thanks Mani! I think you’d love the city 🙂
Thanks very much! It was easy to take great photos in such a stunning place 😉
Quaint and beautiful…the houses and the bright coloured paints remind me of Indo-Portuguese houses in Goa, India 🙂
That sounds wonderful! I’ve always wanted to go to Goa, I’m sure it is a beautiful place 🙂
So colourful and beautiful pictures, as always.x
Thank you!! 🙂 It’s my new favourite city 😉 xx
It’s so colorful! and so nice!
It’s a really incredible place!! 🙂
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Aw, thank you!
This is the reason I love travel blogs…stunning…quaint…magnificent!
Thank you 🙂 I love reading travel blogs too as I get to travel through my computer!
These colors are absolutely to die for. What a magical place!
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It definitely is magical! It was utterly amazing 🙂
This us absolutely stunning Marcella – I’m not surprised it captured your heart & lens!
It is so beautiful! It was love at first sight 😉
These are all amazing. Imagine framing all those pictures and mounting them in a wall. That would be cool. I have been to other colorful cities like Puebla, Oaxaca and Panama’s Casco Viejo (and I am from Puerto Rico, so I know about the colors of all San Juan). However, I think Cartagena surpass them all in terms of color.
Such a lovely idea, Ruth! I want to visit all of those colourful city, they sound wonderful! 😀
Ah yes, Cartagena is so magical! I have some of the same pictures! I also just posted about Colombia if you’d like to take a peek 🙂
It’s the best, isn’t it? Sounds great, I’ll go and have a look now! 🙂
The colors are so bright and happy. I can see why you love it!
They really are so happy, colour does magical things! 🙂
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I’ve heard of this city before! I love all the bright colorful houses! That blue house with the bright pink door and pink window bars… omg, LOVE!!
I kept thinking every house was my favourite, then I’d see one I loved even more. It’s amazinggggg!
So colorful and beautiful! I really hope I can get over to Colombia while I’m down south 😀
It’s amazing!! You’ll be spoilt for places to go here in S America, there are seriously too many beautiful places.
Ohhh thank you so much for bringing a little piece of South America no #MondayEscapes. I am dying to visit Cartagena next time I go to Brazil (hopefully I will manage to make a stop there before or after visiting my family. Some friends were there in December and they loved it too. I can tell by your photos of the houses that I will love Cartagena too 😀
Aww, I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! I really hope you get to make it to Cartagena because it really is magical 🙂 There are so many gems in South America!!
so lovely!! Cartagena has a special place in my heart 😀
Mine too now 🙂
Balconies for daaaays! So beautiful!
Aren’t they the best? The most charming houses I’ve seen!
WOW all the colours – how incredible!
It was the most beautiful place 🙂
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous vibrant colours! I love that photo of you with the blue and yellow walls – so cool! 🙂
Thank you! I have been telling EVERYONE about the city because it really was the most amazing place to wander 🙂
Marcella, your photos are stunning! And what a gorgeous city, I think it should on everyone’s bucket list! 🙂
Thank you!! I couldn’t agree more, it’s just incredible! I already want to plan my second trip there 😉