Cartagena: Roman architecture, graffiti and folk festival
On Friday we started the day with school and in the afternoon we went sightseeing. We visited the impressive Roman architecture excavation site in the centre of town.
We also found a large marble square (the old Roman forum of Cartagena) with four GIANT trees.
At first it seemed odd that on one side of the square there were fancy, decorated buildings and on the other side shabby derelict houses. But as it turned out, those nice, decorated buildings were just fronts – the buildings themselves had been demolished.
We actually found quite a lot of derelict or partly demolished houses in town, as well as new renovation and building projects.
At the end of our walk we went back to the waterfront where a Folk Festival had started. There was music, a tourist market and what turned out to be the worst food truck food I’d ever tasted. Apparently you can just sell crappy fast food as long as your truck has had a ‘hipster makeover’ or state the food is somehow “Argentinian”.
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