First we have to let the 33 degrees and the samba music take effect on us. One is quite overwhelmed by the first impressions. Cartagena has a very lively, touristy old town. Samba sounds resound everywhere, live and from the loudspeaker, street vendors talk to you constantly and offer their goods for sale, bingo halls, horse-drawn carriages, sultry smells of flowers but also car exhaust hang in the air.
Very interesting was the historical museum of the Inquisation. For more than 200 years this system ruled here. In the name of the Catholic Church, people of other faiths, suspected of witchcraft and many others were cruelly punished. Fortunately, those times are over. Everyone is celebrating together.