Cartagena‘s economy depends mostly on the city’s tourism. The billions of pesos in foreign currency that enter the coastal city every year attracts a lot of street artists, trying to make their money entertaining the tourists.
The best place to see street art or dance is Plaza Santo Domingo in the city’s old town, but you’ll be surprised by performances all over the tourist part of town.
The various street artist groups work according to an actual daily schedule, performing in turn from the early morning until late at night. Performing bands use the volume of their music to attract most tourists and try to beat the competition in who makes the most money.