About this listing
This lovely loft is located in the "Diego de Alcalá' rental property on the charming square "Plaza Fernández de Madrid" in the magical "Centro Histórico"of Cartagena de Indias.
Complimentary breakfast for two guests in our downstairs Cafe!
This lovely loft (studio apt.) is located in the "Diego de Alcalá' rental property on the charming square "Plaza Fernández de Madrid" in the magical "Centro Histórico" ( Old City or Walled City) of Cartagena de Indias.
This loft features a queen-sized bed (mezzanine) and a full-size futon in the living room area; bathroom (main floor); kitchenette (Mini-Bar). Wi-Fi Internet, Cable TV, and A/C (24,000 BTU-Mini-Split ).
In addition, one of the best features of this loft is the balcony overlooking this unique square. Actually, "Diego de Alcalá' (vacation rental property) is one of its kind where you can just open your balcony doors to take in this magical view of this square with the Santo Toribio Church in the background.
Guests have access to two social areas plus Cafe & Bar.
Interaction with Guests
Via front-desk with James or Shirley or via the Airbnb message thread.
The late Gabriel Garcia Marquez could not have found any other city as full of magic and charm as Cartagena de Indias.
Some of the most memorable passages of his novel "Love in the Time of Cholera" take place in the deserted "Parque de los Evangelios ", or "Plaza Fernandez de Madrid", as it is known today, in honor of an important doctor and historical figure by the name of Jose Fernandez de Madrid.
It was in this square that the starry-eyed Florentino Ariza sat with a book of poetry under an almond tree hoping to catch a glimpe of his beloved Fermina Daza who lived with her over-bearing father in the house across the street. In reality this house, one of the oldest in the Old City, is known as Casa de Don Benito, which today is a beautifully restored private residence located next to the L'Aliance Francesa. Interestingly enough, there is a knocker in the shape of a parrot on the front door - a reference no doubt to the quirky ominous opening sequence of the novel "Love in the Time of Cholera"...
This property is just steps away to restaurants, bars, pizzerias, supermarkets, banks, and nearly all the historic sites. Public transit a few blocks outside the walled city although taxis abound at very reasonable fares.
Other Things to Note
"Plaza Fernandez de Madrid" is one of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's favorite squares, which inspired "Love in the Time of Cholera".
Absolutely no unregistered guests allowed without previous consent of the management.
About the Host, Maria
I look forward to having you experience one of the most magical cities on Earth in the comfort of this apartment rental.
Feel free to contact me, and I'll do my best to answer your inquiries.