Cartagena: El Centro
It’s hard to believe that these streets are from the 1500’s. With layers of paint keeping the buildings alive. The centro (downtown) was built by the Spanish because they were taking gold from Colombia back to Spain. They built a wall around the centro to protect their stolen gold from pirates. There’s a big fort in the middle that took 200+ years to build with the help of slaves.
The majority of these pics was one or two streets! The centro is small but very condensed. Hard to do it all in one or two days. I’m itching to explore all the streets though! With this new drug war starting again, not sure if I’m ever going back :( Time will tell.