India Catalina Monument

Cartagena Colombia

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Cartagena de Indias

The walled city, pride of Colombia

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India Catalina Monument, Cartagena de Indias

Photo by: Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Colombia.

India Catalina Monument


A tribute to Native American roots can be seen at the India Catalina monument, created by the sculptor Eladio Gil. According to legend, Catalina was a warrior born in neighboring Galerazamba. She was captured by Alonso de Ojeda after the riot that killed Juan de la Cosa in 1509. She was then sold into slavery in Santo Domingo, but Pedro de Heredia brought her to Cartagena as his interpreter in 1533.



 This city is an open-air museum, but has more than just culture and history to offer. Cartagena is also a traveler destination for beaches, water sports, and crafts, among other things.