Top 5 Colonial Houses: History and Charm

The historic center of Cartagena de Indias awakens a charm and magic that transports us to the past. That era of the colony, where the Spaniards with their technique and aesthetics, imposed the colonial style that is still reflected and preserved in its constructions of civil, military and religious character. Although at the time of the colony, the houses were inhabited by important nobles such as the Marquis of Valdehoyos and the Count of Pestagua, almost none had a name. Today, the homes that have been restored and preserved, some work as boutique hotels and others, occupied by their owners, bear their name.

With more than two levels, large windows with bars, imposing balconies, outdoor terraces, large gates with knockers, green gardens and even swimming pools, are just some of the charms that surround the streets of historic Cartagena de Indias.

TOP 5 of the most visited Colonial Houses


Casa del Hobo is a perfect private home for groups and families that have the facilities and services to make your stay in Cartagena unforgettable. Located in the exclusive sector of San Diego within the historic center, it is known for the remarkable variety of exquisite restaurants and its vibrant nightlife. The property, a luxurious colonial mansion of the same family for 250 years, was recently remodeled and decorated with treated wood, Indian antiques, and exposed brick interiors.

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The newly remodeled Casa del Tejadillo is a beautiful house with a republican style. It has open spaces in all common areas allowing air to circulate throughout the house. It is very close to the wall and restaurants, bars and shops. In addition, it has private parking, gardens and a beautiful view from the terrace towards the sunset of Cartagena.


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This beautiful house located in the center of the city retains a republican design with colonial features. It has large spaces and high ceilings typical of the period.

The windows and balconies in bars are characteristic of XVI and XVII centuries, which continue to star in the charm of its facade and common areas.


Here you'll find a contrast between the colonial and the modern. You may appreciate in the design and preservation of this beautiful house in the historic center of the city. Between colonial ceilings, republican arches, large windows with balconies, outdoor dining rooms, and a spectacular tree planting, transports your senses to the time of Spanish royalty.


The colonial and republican style are taken by the hand to welcome those who visit this house. With spacious environments, armor (the structure of its roof), large leather trunks and open spaces in its common areas, make this house a reminder of the time that retains its design and architecture.

Going through their houses, observing their design, symmetrical balusters, appreciating their colors of facades and delighting in 14th-century furniture are just details that enchant your senses and envelop you in the history of ancient Cartagena de Indias.

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