You'll be flooded with all sorts of warnings from the locals if you let it out that you are planning to go to Mercado de Bazurto, located 4 km outside the ancient city walls of Cartagena, Colombia.
However, if you don't let those warnings deter you, you're in for a fabulous experience. The labyrinthine market is as enthralling as it is dirty and full of squalor. Then again, you're in Colombia after all and not strolling up and down the Champs-Elysées! You will be met with pungent and gory smells of animal parts, but also with dances, smiles and enthusiasm that'll have nothing phony about it. You'll see men using butcher knives without even looking at what they are carving; there will be loads of impromptu jam sessions, good-natured socializing, children running around and playing as if there is no tomorrow. Well, you get the sense! On a final note, however, for all the good things the place has to offer, it is still advisable that you don't throw caution to the winds. So, don't carry too much money; don't wear flashy jewelries; and so forth.Places nearby:
Stop by Cafe del Mar: Refreshment While Traveling Through Cartagena Colombia 3 km / 2 mi
Mercado Central, Bucaramanga: Go shopping in the City of Parks 451 km / 280 mi
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha: Santander's Canyon Amusement Park 470 km / 292 mi
Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira: Worshipping Underground 622 km / 386 mi
Park 93: Recreational and Commercial Park 658 km / 409 mi