If you like scenic arts don`t miss this charmingly beautiful theater located in La Plaza de la Merced. The theater was officially inaugurated in 1911 to commemorate the first one hundred years of the independence of Cartagena and was constructed within a 16th ? century monastery de la Merced. It features balconies of Portuguese wood, Italian marble statues and a ceiling decorated by Colombian master Enrique Grau. If there are any dance companies or theater groups performing during your time in Cartagena, enjoy their performances within this delightful piece of architecture. The second week at January it hosts the traditional Classical Music Festival of Cartagena. In 1970 was completely restored and named TEATRO HEREDIA ADOLFO MEJIA.