Museum of Modern Art
Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena - The former Customs House has been converted into the city's most important gallery space
Housing a small but important collection of historical works by artist, Alejandro Obregon and Enrique Grau, Cartagena's Museum of Modern Art is an essential pit-stop for culture vultures looking to savour the Caribbean influence on Colombian art.
Founded in 1959 in a former Customs House on the corner of Plaza San Pedro de Claver, the museum keeps its permanent collection on the ground floor and holds temporary exhibitions upstairs.
The highlights are the works by Obregon, who while he was born in Barcelona and raised in Barranquilla fell in love with Cartagena and later made it his home. Obregon's paintings and sculptures are amongst the most powerful contemporary works created in Colombia.
Other works of note include paintings by Dario Morales and a fine permanent collection of works by Panama-born Cartagenero, Enrique Grau, probably the city's most celebrated artist.
After you have finished drop in on the museum shop to pick out some of the city's most desirable souvenirs.