Known as “the most beautiful house in Cartagena”, Casa Pestagua was the private residence of the 17th century Count of Pestagua, a powerful aristocrat who inspired the name of the mansion. Boasting exceptionally wide rooms, enhanced by majestic ceilings, marble floors, and luxurious ancient bronze accents, this Moorish-style marvel remains fit for royalty and radiates the aristocratic essence under which it was conceived.
Among its many accolades, Casa Pestagua was named one of the three best hotels of charm in the world by HOTEL & LODGE Magazine (2011), one of the 110 most beautiful hotels in the world by L’OFFICIEL VOYAGE (2008), and has won a FIABCI award for best architecture restoration in November 2010. Certified by Condé Nast Johansen, the distinguished hotel is recognized for its architectural and artistic harmony.
Passing a wide entrance hallway, a magnificent corridor leads to the patio, a main space around which this stately house is organized. This particularly extensive patio, with its more than 10 meters high palm trees, vegetation curtains, and water fountain, leads to the backyard which offers guests the pleasure of modern comforts with its pools, spa, and solarium.
Offering personalized service in an elegant, peaceful setting, Casa Pestagua combines its rich heritage with luxury hospitality.
Casa Pestagua, a charter member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2014, dates back to the 17th century.
Plaza Santo Domingo
Calle Santo Domingo
The Renaissance, 1450 ~ 1600
Known as “the most beautiful house in Cartagena”, Casa Pestagua was the private residence of the 17th century Count of Pestagua, a powerful aristocrat who inspired the name of the mansion.
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