Follow Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s footsteps through pastel-painted Cartagena de Indias, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Colombia. The Nobel-winning novelist is indelibly linked to Cartagena’s walled Old Town, which you can experience on a Caribbean cruise with Holland America Line. Explore its cobbled streets by horse and carriage, or while sampling arepa and corozo juice on a Food & Wine tasting tour. Visit the Gold Museum, cruise Cartagena Bay, and make your own jewelry from Colombian emeralds.
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Its official name is Cartagena de Indias—or "Cartagena of the Indies"—but call it Cartagena for short. The formal name hints at this Colombian city's colonial relationship with Spain; it was founded in 1533 and named after the mother country's Cartagena.