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El Marqués, the life and soul of the party

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Haga click sobre la imagen para ampliarla The house was built in the 17th century and belonged to the Count of Pestagua / Photo Carlos Sueskún.

The house was built in the 17th century and belonged to the Count of Pestagua / Photo Carlos Sueskún.

This beautiful and attractive boutique hotel is in the center of the walled city close to Plaza Santo Domingo, where local people and visitors alike come together to feel the magic of this city.

Like its two neighbors, El Marqués was built in the 17th century and belonged to the Count of Pestagua.

In the 1970s it had several owners, and was finally bought by the American film critic Sam Green, who gave it a style of its own and brought in some valuable pieces which are still there today.

John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Robert de Niro and Greta Garbo, are among the famous who have stayed here and made it memorable.


Haga click sobre la imagen para ampliarla The Marqués Hotel Boutique preserves the essence of Spanish colonial architecture / Photo Carlos Sueskún.

The Marqués Hotel Boutique preserves the essence of Spanish colonial architecture / Photo Carlos Sueskún.

Later, it became rented accommodation for tourists, celebrations and events: then in 2006 some Colombian investors decided to turn it into a hotel.

It was then restored, but El Marqués Hotel Boutique conserves the essence of Spanish colonial architecture, its arches, floors, columns,, balconies and doors, which stand in contrast to the delicate decoration, splendid gardens and fountains.

“The restoration was clean, there were no drastic changes. The intention was to create a pleasant setting for our guests with attractive classical ambiances, to let them live in the magic of Cartagena”, says Tatiana Otero, Commercial Director of El Marqués Hotel Boutique.

Haga click sobre la imagen para ampliarla La Cava was adapted from a cistern used to store water in the colonial era / Photo Carlos Sueskún.

La Cava was adapted from a cistern used to store water in the colonial era / Photo Carlos Sueskún.



La Cava is one of the places that cannot fail to captivate the visitor. At one time, in colonial days, it was a cistern, storing water for local use. Today, open its little door and you suddenly find yourself in a world of fantasy. Bottles of wine from all over the world stand guarded by pirates and corsairs mysteriously standing on the ancient walls.

These are the secrets to be discovered in El Marqués. There are 8 exclusively beautiful and luxuriously comfortable rooms, created to let you wander through stories yet to be told and fantasies now to become real.



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