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May 22, 2019
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  • 4 hours (Approx.)
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Overview Overview

The tour "Into the walls of the city" will make you understand the geopolitical importance of Cartagena de Indias and how it helped shape the world economy during the 16th and 19th century. In this tour, you will feel the city like a local and at the same time, you are going to be amazed by the beauty of this unique place on earth. This is a no rush kind of tour that will walk tourists by history while learning why Cartagena became the prize for pirates and empires. Also, you will get to live the rhythm that makes cartageneros happy citizens of the world.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Naval Del Caribe
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Clock Tower Monument

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Plaza de los Coches, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

The Plaza de los Coches is where the people entered the walled city, it was where the slave trade happened and also acted as a kind of transportation hub. This is where the statue of the founder of the city, Pedro de Heredia, is erected.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de la Aduana, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

In this plaza is where the gold, silver, and produce like tobacco, potatoes, sugar, fruits, and other produce were embarked to Spain in the Galeón Armada, also all the imports from the metropolis came by here to all the territories in SouthAmerica. The Casa de La Real Contaduría, the kings accounting offices is here and now is the mayor´s office of Cartagena.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de San Pedro Claver, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

If you believe in miracles this is a place on earth you should know, but also if you are someone that admires extraordinary human beings. The church of San Pedro Claver was made in honor of a Jesuit priest that dedicated his service to the wellbeing of the enslaved Africans that were brought to America by this port.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Baluarte San Ignacio, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

From here you will see the Cartagena bay and the Bodeguita dock and will learn about the defense of the city from pirates and enemies of the kingdom of Spain.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Parque de la Marina, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

At this location, you will know about the history of the Colombian navy and one of its heroes, Admiral José Padilla, known by his colleagues as Prudencio because of his bravery and how he defeated the Spanish Armada, with very few men and ships.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Museo Naval Del Caribe, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

At this museum, visitors will learn about the geography and nature that made this place a perfect site to build a defensive port and also you will get a complete look at the history of Cartagena de Indias from a naval point of view.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Baluarte de San Francisco Javier, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

From this bastion, you will see the coastline and in the distance Bocagrande where the Spanish military engineers built an underwater jetty to impede navigation and to make ships go by the guarded entrance to the bay, Bocachica.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Bolivar, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

One of the most important sights at the city, here you will see the Palacio de la Inquisición, the statue of Simón Bolívar the "Libertador" of 5 countries, the Colombian beauty queens hall of fame.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Museo del Oro Zenu, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

Here you will see the gold artifacts made by the Zenú culture that inhabited this area before the Spanish came in the 16th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Santo Domingo, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

At this beautiful plaza you will get to know Gertrudis, or as is also known, "La Gorda de Botero", additionally we will appreciate the church of Santo Domingo, the first monumental construction at Cartagena.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Fernandez Madrid, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

Here you will get to see the Iglesia de Santo Toribio and also know more about how the people of Cartagena got their fresh water supply.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de San Diego, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

One of the picturesque plazas of Cartagena is San Diego, where students from the arts university make it a very trendy place to be delighted. Filled with excellent restaurants and historical buildings like the Santa Clara convent, now a luxury hotel. A stop to be delighted with street food like arepa de huevo, caribañolas or empanadas if you like to.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Centro Comercial La Serrezuela, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

We will walk by this location that was the bullring and multipurpose arena of Cartagena, now a high-end shopping mall and venue for concerts and shows.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Baluarte de San Pedro Martir, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

This is the bastion that guarded this part of the walled city. In the distance, we will see the Cerro de La Popa and the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, one of the most impressive military constructions in America.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de La Trinidad, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

Here we will get into the coolest neighborhood of Cartagena de Indias, Getsemaní, and will get to see some of the finest street art and colorful streets.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Camellon de los Martires, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

Walking by the Camellón de Los Martires and the Parque Centenario you will get to see the Convention Center and also this section of the city that connects Getsemaní and the centro.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Torre del Reloj, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

We will get to where we started the tour and complete the circuit. Here you will be knowing the history and the culture of this great port city that is the pride of Colombia.

Duration: 8 minutes

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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