Doors of Cartagena Colombia on the Caribbean Coast

Black and white door in Cartagena Colombia - colonial city on the Caribbean Sea

Makes me think of piano keys – black and white door – Cartagena

My first solo trip to Cartagena Colombia introduced me to the magic of this colonial city along the Caribbean Sea. I stayed at a wonderful hostel called Casa de la Chicheria within the old walled city of Cartagena.

Beautiful textured door adorned with lion's head - Cartagena Colombia old walled city on the Caribbean coast

Beautifully textured door adorned with lion’s head

I enjoy exploring a city on foot and Cartagena is a splendid city for strolling around enjoying the architecture and taking in the culture and vibe of the walled city. I generally do not sleep much while traveling – I may get 5 or 6 hours sleep whereas at home I am used to 7 or 8 hours sleep. I tend to wake up early even if I get to bed late the night before so I have taken up the habit of going for early morning walks while traveling.

Pale blue door in the old walled city of Cartagena Colombia - colonial city on the Caribbean Coast

Pale blue door in the old walled city of Cartagena

Seeing a city in the early morning light before the streets have come to life is peaceful. On my walks around Cartagena I couldn’t stop taking photos of all the beautiful doors along the way.

Door with lion's head - Cartagena Colombia - colonial city on the Caribbean Sea

Door with lion’s head – Cartagena Colombia

Cartagena was granted status as UNESCO World Heritage Site #285 in 1984.

Door with many locks - Cartagena Colombia walled city - UNESCO World Heritage Site $285

Door with many locks – Cartagena Colombia walled city

Walled city of Cartagena Colombia features colorful architecture and relaxed vibe

Cartagena features many colorful buildings in the walled city – El Pandequeso

There were a lot of fancy doorknockers on the doors of the old walled city of Cartagena.

Elaborately doorknockers feature on many doors in old walled city of Cartagena Colombia

Doorknocker – Cartagena Colombia

Doors in Cartagena Colombia are often adorned with attractive doorknocker in the old walled colonial city

Fish shaped doorknocker – Cartagena Colombia

Doors with fancy doorknockers in the old walled city of Cartagena Colombia on the Caribbean coast

Door featuring an iguana doorknocker in Cartagena Colombia

Many of the doors are designed with a smaller door within the main door.

Doors and architecture of World Heritage Site Cartagena Colombia

White door with lizard doorknocker – Cartagena Colombia

Colonial city Cartagena Colombia with colorful buildings and beautiful doors in the old walled city

Cartagena features brightly colored buildings in the walled city

UNESCO World Heritage status was granted to Cartagena Colombia in 1984

Lizard doorknocker – Cartagena Colombia – walled city

Colorful turquoise door on yellow building in Cartagena Colombia - colonial town on the Caribbean coast

Turquoise door in Cartagena Colombia

UNESCO World Heritage site #285 - Cartagena Colombia with its walled city and fortress

Door with a fancy lizard doorknocker in Cartagena Colombia

Cartagena Colombia - colonial town within walled city - UNESCO World Heritage Site #285

Beautiful worn door with lizard – Cartagena Colombia on the Caribbean Coast

About the Author

Susan Moore's first solo travel experience was traveling around SE Asia for 7 months in 1993. It was life changing and extraordinary. Currently Susan is living a nomadic life, working and roadtripping around the USA and Canada. You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter

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