Project Description

DEIMOS-2 Image of the Week (acquired 21/4/2015): Cartagena, Colombia

This image shows the city of Cartagena de Indias situated on the northern coast of Colombia on a sheltered bay facing the Caribbean Sea. The port, the fortresses and the group of monuments of Cartagena were selected in 1984 by UNESCO as significant to the heritage of the world, having the most extensive fortifications in South America. The fortifications are significant also for being located in a bay that is part of the Caribbean Sea. A system of zones divides the city into three neighbourhoods: San Pedro, with the cathedral and many Andalusian-style palaces; San Diego, where merchants and the middle class lived; and Gethsemani, considered the popular quarter.