LA Cevicheria en CONDE NAST TRAVELLER
Thanks to its buzzy bars and hotels, Colombia’s Cartagena has a soul-shaking, body-rocking groove that now makes it the Caribbean’s most alluring city.
For Cartagena it was like old times, this fervent talk of ships and gold and fortunes. Gold made this city. It made the Spaniards rich, and the hunger for the metal destroyed the indigenous tribes along this coast. Gold sent men to their deaths in the interior and drew cut-throats and buccaneers from halfway round the world to its shores. Galleons laden with bullion funded several European wars, including the Armada’s attempted invasion of England. Gold made Cartagena a city of mansions, the Queen of the Spanish Main, the richest city in the Americas.