36 Hours in Cartagena, Colombia: Things to Do and See

9:30 p.m. Carouse the Old Town at night

After dark, the Old Town is a cacophony of hawkers, street performers and horse-drawn carriages (skip, the animals are often not well-treated). Sex workers also frequent the area; be advised that sex trafficking has been exacerbated by instability in neighboring Venezuela. Despite these realities, the Old Town in the evening is well-lit, beautiful and busy. Start at the Plaza de San Diego, on the walled city’s eastern end, where vendors sell souvenirs and snacks like carimañolas, fried yucca dough stuffed with meat (2,000 pesos). Then swing by Alquímico, a three-level party palace with a rooftop dance floor. There may be

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