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Convention Center of Cartagena de Indias – Julio César Turbay Ayala

Cartagena de Indias

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Founded by Pedro de Heredia in 1533, Cartagena became a strategic city for the Spaniards who endowed it with the most extensive and imposing defensive fortification system of all the cities founded in the New World and built, in addition, one of the most representative architectural complexes from the colonial period, embodied in civil and domestic buildings, churches and cloisters, streets and squares that gave it a unique character worldwide.

It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in November 1984 (code C-285), being the first Colombian place to be included in the List of World Cultural and Natural Patrimony! with the denomination of «Port, Fortress and Monumental Set of Cartagena



In Cartagena, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is windy and partly cloudy, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 76°F to 88°F and is rarely below 73°F or above 91°F.

Food and Drinks


La Vitrola

In a typical and interesting corridor of Cartagena, you will find one of the oldest and most recognized restaurants in the city. This house, which has a Cuban style decoration, but which preserves primarily its colonial part offers delicious Caribbean food.

El Santísimo

With soul and vocation we have dedicated 18 years to the consolidation of El Santísimo, a restaurant that puts on the table an extract of Caribbean flavor, through provocative recipes dominated by the French technique.

La Casa de Socorro

The typical food of the Caribbean Sea is recognized for its exquisite seasoning and almost magical secret recipes, transmitted from one generation to another until our days.

La Cevicheria

Sample fresh seafood offerings and of course, the notable ceviches at La Cevicheria in Cartagena, with a charming, beachy ambiance.

Café Havana

Café Havana is a bar revered by locals and visitors alike, and features salsa dancing, eclectic cocktails, and unique décor.

Café del Mar.

Café del Mar is a swanky lounge offers sweeping views of the ocean and a trendy atmosphere for a fun night out.


Alquímico is an ambiently lit bar in Cartagena. Is housed in what used to be a mansion that dates back to 1910. Experience its historic charm and delectable drinks.


Points of interest


Ciudad Amurallada

Ciudad Amurallada is located in the heart of Cartagena. This ‘walled city’, protected by a fortress, was once used to shelter the city from pirates and storms. You will find shops, restaurants, bars, and some hotels.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía

The Heredia Theater, officially Teatro Adolfo Mejía is a Colombian theater located inside the walled area of Cartagena de Indias (Bolívar). Its construction, begun in 1906 and took place where the ruins of the Church of La Merced were. Its design was based on the Tacón de La Habana theater.

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

The Castillo San Felipe in Cartagena is fortress which sits on the Hill of San Lázaro and was originally built in 1630. Today, you can stroll through some of the original tunnels or take an audio tour and learn more about its rich history.

Convento La Popa

Convento La Popa was constructed in 1607. This convent is perched atop Cartagena’s highest hill, giving you a great view of the landscape coupled with a dose of history.

Las Bóvedas

Las Bovedas are located in Cartagena’s Old City, Las Bovedas structure was originally utilized as dungeons, and today features an unforgettable view of the Caribbean Sea from the top. They are located between the fortress of Santa Clara and Santa Catalina.

Museo de Oro

Small exhibition of gold and pottery of the Zenú people. There’s English and Spanish guided tours.




Contact: Andrea Carolina Trillos Falquez
Phone: +57 315 254 2566.


The ACC Latin America Conference 2019 is being held at the Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias “Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala” in Cartagena, Colombia.

The Cartagena de Indias Convention Center boasts more than 30 years of experience as one of the most important convention centers and congress venues in South America. Staff and installations work tirelessly day-in, day-out to ensure that all the meetings and events held are an unprecedented success, unlocking untold business opportunities and contacts at both national and international level.

Convention Center Address: Cl. 24 #8A-344, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

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