This Week in Cartagena

16 Jan - 22 Jan

The Best Events in Cartagena

Cartagena is filled with a host of amazing things to 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**


FREE Film Screening @ German Institute | 18.00 | Casa Colombo Alemana will be screening Faith Akin's film, Crossing the Bridge, tonight at 18.00. Spanish subtitles. Free entrance. See Facebook event page for more details. 

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Art Expo @ La Cooperación Española  La Presentacíon gallery shines a light on female artists who incorporate the Carribean into their work. Mujeres que Pintan el Caribeshowcases stunning pieces from  artists Marta Zúñiga, Cecilia Herrera Serret, Jaqueline Char y Marta Santos. See website for more details. 

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Eat Cheap in the City Cartagena is generally considered to be Colombia's most expensive city, but there is something for everyone when it comes to eating a memorable meal for less than USD$10. Delve into our cheap eats guide to discover the  budget-friendly eateries in town.

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Crazy Salsa Crazy Jam | 21.30 Renowned live Jazz band, Zarabanda orchestra, take over the Crazy Salsa joint for another evening of sexy blues. 



Experience Cartagena's Culinary Delights Colombian cuisine is the latest craze to hit the headlines and Cartagena is the first place to experience the national cuisine at it's finest. Whether you're looking for sumptuous ceviche, amazing seafood or street food treats you can find it all here. Feeling overwhelmed by the options? We've got the ultimate breakdown to all the gourmet treats in our new Gourmand Guide to Cartagena. 

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Rosario Islands Deluxe Day Trip Hop on board with This is Cartagena for a unique island day trip to the Rosario Islands. Cruise through Rosario’s bountiful highlights with a snorkel stop in our favourite lagoon and selective spot of island hopping, before settling down for an incredible two course meal on a private, undiscovered beach retreat in Tierra Bomba, far from the rif-raf.



Champeta Music Festival | 13.00 | Cartagena's annual Rey de Rocha champeta festival will be taking place at La Plaza de Toros. If you really want to dig under the skin of Cartagena's local scene, this is the place to do it! See Facebook event page for more details. 

Cartagena Fried Foods Festival Celebrate Colombia's naughtiest diet devils at Cartagena's famous annual frito festival, which celebrates all things fried and delicious. This food fest takes place in the Parque de las Botas Viejas and will run until Febuary 5th.

Free Zumba in Getsemani | 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: January 16, 2017 - January 22, 2017
TIMES: 24/7
VENUE: Cartagena