Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is a large Caribbean beach resort city on the northern coast of Colombia. Cartagena is a centre of economic activity in the Caribbean, as well a popular tourist destination. Activity and development of the Cartagena region is dated back to 4000 B.C. around Cartagena Bay by varying cultures of indigenous peoples. The Spanish colonial city was founded on June 1, 1533 and named after Cartagena, Spain. Cartagena served a key role in the development of the region during the Spanish eras; it was a center of political and economic activity due to the presence of royalty and wealthy viceroys. In 1984, Cartagena's colonial walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A huge thanks once again goes to Pat, a very dear friend of mine, who went on cruise to Cartagena with his family, and sent me this gorgeous postcard with amazing stamps! Thank you so much Pat! :)

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