Universidad de Cartagena Campus San Agustin, Cartagena

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Drop into Universidad de Cartagena Campus San Agustin to survey the historical architecture and pristine gardens within this storied institution. Founded in 1827 by prominent South American political giants Francisco de Paula Santander and Simon Bolivar, the university represents the oldest in the Colombian Carribean. Pay special attention to the ancient pre-Columbian statues, as well as the building's picturesque colonial style. Be aware that this remains a functioning educational institution; keep volumes low so as not to disturb people in their studies. Using our online itinerary creator, Cartagena attractions like Universidad de Cartagena Campus San Agustin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The building is one of the largest in the walled city and is impressive. Walk inside and you will find a central garden like most Spanish buildings.Worth a visit.  more »
  • I found this on my first day city wall walk. Told the guard I wanted to take a few pics and he waved me in (it's good to be a senior). You walk into this gorgeous colonial inner courtyard garden with ...  more »
  • We were shown around the Universidad by 2 students whom I had become friends with on FB. They took me to the library (I'm a librarian in the US) and we walked around the school. Absolutely beautiful g...  more »

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Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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