Carefully restoring the city for decades - Samudio has left his mark on the city in a career that spans six decades

Architect Alberto SamudioCarefully restoring the city for decades

Alberto Samudio, has been involved in the restoration of Cartagena's most important landmarks including the Claustro Santo Domingo and the Teatro Adolfo Mejia as well as creating some stunning colonial palaces for the upper echelons of Colombian society.

In his seventh decade in the city he shows no signs of tiring of the place and is now re-shaping public spaces in the old town with his plans for upgrades at Plaza de la Aduana, Parque Centenario, Plazuela Olimpica, Plazuela del Telecom, Parque de la Marina and Puerto Duro.

Peluqueria Ralph | Ralph's Barber Shop

Peluqueria Ralph | Ralph's Barber Shop
"When the stress gets too much I go to Peluqueria Ralph for a trim. The barbers there – make sure you call them barbers because they do NOT like being called hairdressers – know everything going on in town."

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Teatro Adolfo Mejia

Teatro Adolfo Mejia
"Of all the projects I have worked on the one that gave me most satisfaction was the Teatro Adolfo Mejia probably because it was the most difficult."

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Club de Pesca

Club de Pesca
"For dinner I really like Club de Pesca. My favourite dish is the Festival de Marisco (Seafood Festival). It's an amazing spot and the food is excellent."

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