Three Best Colonial Cities In Colombia Compared
Jan. 11, 2012, Cartagena, Colombia: Colombia boasts many beautiful, pleasant, and historic colonial cities, including Cartagena, Santa Marta, and Popayán, each very different but all appealing retire overseas options.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
"There's almost never any debate, when the subject comes up, over which is the finest colonial city in Colombia," writes Latin America Correspondent Lee Harrison. "Nine out of ten people will tell you it's Cartagena...and with good reason. But in my travels around the country, I've come across some small but quite-vocal pockets of disagreement on this point. And the dissenters make a good case.
"This is because there are several colonial cities that could be considered 'best in class,' each in its own way--including Cartagena, yes, but also including Santa Marta (also on the Caribbean) and Popayán, in Colombia's southern mountains.
"Cartagena is clearly one of the world's treasures. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's one of the few remaining walled cities in the world.