This Week in Cartagena

Cartagena
07 Aug - 13 Aug

The Best Events in Cartagena

Cartagena is filled with a host of amazing things to do during your stay. The city changes from week to week depending on the festivals and celebrations taking place. 

To help you keep track with what's going on we've put together a one-stop shop calendar for the hottest happenings in the city's scintillating bars, restaurants, cultural centres as well as a selection of Cartagena's best pop-up parties, craft fairs, live music venues, festivals, art exhibitions, workshops, movies and dance schools.

We'll keep updating our guide so check in for the most up-to-date info on a daily basis - and you can follow us on facebook and twitter for immediate news.


MONDAY 7

Be a Culinary Gourmand | Our definitive gourmet guide to Cartagena's best restaurants and culinary experiences is the only guide you need to follow if you're a real foodie traveller. Tuck into the best ceviche, reserve top tables or book a secret supper with a chef in a hush-hush setting. 

 

TUESDAY 8

Photography Expo |17:00| It's your last chance to catch 'La Mirada de la Victima' (The View from the Victim), the fantastic photography exhibition at the La Cooperación Española cultural centre. Focused on the tragic consequences of terrorism around the world, it ignites questions about suffering and how we portray violence, suffering and the role of the 'victim' in the press. 

Cartagena Art Tour |09:00If you're looking to get more out of Cartagena than just mass-produced merchandise and horse-drawn carriage rides, discover Cartagena's rich cultural scene and the identities that make up its creative circles with a local art insider on the culture vulture tour.

 

WEDNESDAY 9

This is Cartagena Shop | 9:00-17:00 (Mon-Fri)| Looking for locally-sourced gifts to bring back home? Come by our centrally located offices and visit our shop, packed with organic Colombian chocolate, high-quality coffee and other treats to make you seriously popular with your friends and family at home.

Address: Centro, Calle Sargento Mayor, Calle 38, Cra 7, No. 6-107, Of 104.

 

THURSDAY 10

Cartagena Art Tour |09:00If you're looking to get more out of Cartagena than just mass-produced merchandise and horse-drawn carriage rides, discover Cartagena's rich cultural scene and the identities that make up its creative circles with a local art insider on the culture vulture tour.

Spanish Exchange @ El Arsenal | 19:00 Learn Spanish with fun locals and enjoy cheap beer at El Arsenal bar every Thursday. Read our review on our new favourite rum bar by clicking the link below. 

 

FRIDAY 11

The Real Cartagena Tour |09:00Led by a charismatic local hero, the trail starts in the bad-boy-gone-good neighbourhood of Getsemaní, takes in a street food pitstop at the pulsating Bazurto market, a dreamy canoe ride through lush mangroves in La Boquilla and a visit an inspiring social project in the heart of the unpretentious San Francisco district.

Cartagena Cocktail Tour |17:30The Cartagena Cocktail Tour is a unique experience for thirsty visitors who want to learn about unique cocktails and how to make them. A great kick start to your evening, you'll sample plenty of weird and wonderful rums and fruits as well as pick up some insider going out tips along the way. 

 

SATURDAY 12

Escape to the Islands| 19:00 If you think renting a boat is exclusively for high-rollers, think again. If there are five or more of you, chartering your own boat can work out more economical than paying for a beach-day pass individually. So treat yourself to what is the highlight of most people’s trips to Cartagena. Our boats start from USD$590 and include a skipper,round of drinks and transport.

Café de la Mañana | 1:00-13:00 | New week, new coffee opening! Cafe de La Mañana has been seriously spicing up our AM feed, with a delicious range of healthy breakfasts, juices and a put-a-smile-upon-my-face soundtrack. Check it out if you crave more than just a frito in the morning. 

Address: Getsemaní, Calle Espíritu Santo #29-207

 

SUNDAY 13

Rooftop Cinema @ Alquimico | 19:00 | Sundays in Cartagena have finally started hotting up! If the roof terrace at Alquimico wasn't already good enough, they have just launched Rooftop Cinema Sundays. Films change weekly. For more info, check out their facebook page. FREE ENTRY. 

Zumba in Getsemaní |20.00| Burn those holiday calories and blow off steam with a FREE zumba class in Plaza de la Trinidad, Getsemaní. Catch the city's best dance instructors giving it all they've got in the most famous plaza in Cartagena. Class happens every Sunday (weather permitting). 

 

DATES: August 7, 2017 - August 13, 2017
TIMES: 24/7
VENUE: Cartagena