Manga, Cabrero and the Old City Each one of the different styles of architecture seen in and around Cartagena was used and promoted by groups throughout the long history of the city who had the power and the money to carry out construction. This makes for the fascinating bit of history you’ll listen to during this tour of houses and other buildings which are representative of the various styles: Colonial, French Neoclassic, Republican, Moorish, military, baroque, Gothic and Neogothic, as well as Caribbean.