Cartagena has much more to offer besides the San Felipe Castle, the Rosario Islands, and the Clocktower or Torre del Reloj. Another place you should definitely visit is the Bazurto Market, one of Cartagenas hidden gems; not a very common touristic destination, but thats just what makes this underground experience worthwhile.
The Bazurto Market has everything you could ever need, it is atraditional vegetable, fish,meat, fruit, clothing and even art market and it is as much a symbol of Cartagena as the formerly mentioned ones. This tour is only for adventurous souls that want to take a peek into the lives of the real inhabitants of Cartagena.
You will be amazed by the markets complexity once you step into it and allow yourself to get lost in this adventurous labyrinth made out of multiple food stands. At every corner, youll have the opportunity to taste some food and drinks. If you want you can buy your ingredients here and afterward prepare a traditional Colombian meal or just enjoy the vibrant, magical, and colorful atmosphere of this place.
After we visit the herb market, the music market, and the arts and crafts section of the market, we will get to the markets cafeteria where we will have lunch.
The market, just like everything else, is a place with many good things and others that arent as good, but taken as a whole, these things are what add up to the entire essence of the scene and make of it an unforgettable experience; it would truly be a shame to skip this amazing market. It may smell of freshly caught fish and the messy look of a hectic business, but it is, by no mistake, a buoyant and enchanting place. Bazurto market is a place where all that you ll see is big smiles and people gladly willing to help you. Dont miss this jewel and discover the real Cartagena!