Cartagena’s skies become a kaleidoscope of colours during the windy month of August as hundreds flock to the streets of Old Town to unleash their kites into the breeze.
Join in on the fun; make new friends and battle to see who has the best kite flying skills in one of Cartagena’s most colourful festivals.
Date: 03 Aug, 2019
Price : Free
Address: Espigon de la Tenaza de Santa Catalina
Cartagena’s kite festival was born in 2010 and has since attracted participants from all over the world, including kite flyers from the US, Netherlands, Malaysia, Canada and more.
You’ll see everything from incredibly elegant, professionally made kites, to ones which remind you of the time that kid in grade school made a kite with the teacher’s help and it never really took off. The event is guaranteed fun for the whole family, or even a romantic escapade with a loved one that will remind you of a time when smartphones didn’t exist.
The festival takes place over the Assumption Day Holiday long weekend, and usually opens with a kite-making workshop for kids on the Friday.
Cartagena's nerve centre serves up breathtaking colonial architecture, the city's top attractions, finest hotels, eateries and drinking dens as well as being the administrative and cultural heart of the city.
Centro has lost none of its importance thanks to the universal lure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area.
Cartagena's finest hotels and restaurants have taken over the uber-casas built by slave traders and Spanish plunderers in the 17th century.
The richest residents knocked up stunning two and three-storey mansions by the westernmost tip of the walled city, where they bagged the sea breeze and first whiff of pirates. Today only those at the very top of Colombia's rich list can afford to maintain these opulent houses in their original residential state.
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