Casa Sofia Cartagena

Casa Sofia is a beautifully restored colonial home located in the heart of the Old City of Cartagena. When restored, the original walls made of coral and brick were carefully preserved. It is located in the neighborhood of Getsemani, known for its role as the birthplace of the Independence of Cartagena and its vibrant cultural scene including restaurants, salsa venues, neighborhood baseball played in the streets and the famous San Trinidad Church and its lively plaza.

Getsemani is one of the most important neighborhoods in the city, given that it is the location of the birth of the Independence just steps from the house in 1811. Currently, the Convention Center Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala, the Church of the Tercera Orden, Centenario Park, and the Camellon de los Martires are all located here.

This beautiful lodging has three air-conditioned bedrooms (one with a King-sized bed, one with a Queen-sized bed, and the third with two twin beds and an additional bed to sleep a total of 8 people) and a gourmet, open-air kitchen located next to the central patio and pool under a colonial archway. The kitchen has a six-burner gas stove and all necessary appliances (including a microwave) necessary to prepare your favorite recipes. The services of a professional cook are also available upon request. The kitchen contains stools and a central table and a small bar. There are three bathrooms which all have hot and cold running water; the bathroom in the main bedroom contains an open-air shower tiled with beautiful sky and sea-colored glass tiles.

You can relax in the living room with lovely Cathedral ceilings on a down-feathered sofa which can also serve as an additional bed. The dining room has a colonial dining room table that can seat 8 that is situated next to the swimming pool and a hammock.

From the rooftop deck, you can see the dome of the Cathedral, La Popa and watch parrots come to perch on the roof of the local Church.


Wireless internet connectivity throughout the house.


Cleaning service is provided. All towels, sheets, appliances and any other necessary amenities are provided.


Ecotouristic tours to the Islas del Rosario and walking tours of the Historical City Center and tourist sites. Laundry and grocery services are also available. A dependable babysitter is also available for the care of any children.


For more travel tips on Cartagena see the links below:
36 Hours in Cartagena, Colombia
Why This Cartagena Neighborhood Needs to Be on Your Travel List