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Cartagena: Historic Center and Getsemaní Shared Walking Tour

1. Cartagena: Historic Center and Getsemaní Shared Walking Tour

Cartagena, a city that bewitches, welcomes you to the best tour of the beautiful and magical city of Historic Cartagena full of stories, sayings and fascinating myths of its walls, streets, convents and houses of the walled downtown and San Diego that transcends the city limits. Discover the secrets, customs and legends of the tradition inherited from the Spaniards and popular from our Caribbean miscegenation, among which Gabo (Nobel Prize for Literature) accompanies us through his writings, such as his book "One Hundred Years of Solitude", one of the most read in the world. We start, at the agreed time, the shared tour, in the Camellón de Los Mártires - Plaza de Cervantes where we will learn about the indigenous people who were before and during the arrival of the Spanish. We move to the "Golden Key of Cartagena" or Clock Tower entering the Plaza del Ecuador, before the Plaza del Esclavo, a prelude to continue part of the enslavement route through Porto Carrero and Candilejo streets. But first, Pedro de Heredía welcomes us. We continue to the Portal de Los dulces, a symbol of female activity in times of slavery and that their descendants still continue their traditions. The process of commercialization of merchandise, including that of the enslaved, in the old "Plaza de la Aduana", has been historically important. In "Plaza de la Aduana" we will see important buildings such as the Municipal Hall. Of course, art is no stranger to the tour, the Museum of Modern Art, an exponent of Caribbean and Latin American art from the 50's, the Gold Museum opens its doors with samples of indigenous pieces from the Colombian Caribbean and the Emerald Museum, stones of beautiful considered the most beautiful in the world, worn by celebrities. Religion is present with San Pedro Claver, Slave of the Slaves, we will see the Architecture of the Church and Museum-Monastery that bear his name and is the Headquarters of Human Rights. Then we go to the San Ignacio Bastion which was built to defend the "Bay of Souls" from any pirate attack. On this tour we will see the history behind the walls of Cartagena. Do you like the feats of pirates and corsairs? We count them when visiting a Bastion, as a sample of Spanish military constructions and strategies, we continue to Plaza Bolívar, in homage to the precursor of Independence, a place to refresh ourselves. Do you know the sloths, the squirrels, the iguanas? You will see them in one of the most important Lungs of Cartagena, Centennial Park, former Railway Station, which is a relic of the Tropical Dry Forest where we refresh under the shade of beautiful trees. We will enjoy one of the most important and colorful cultural corridors of Getsemaní, due to the umbrellas (symbol of the advertisement), the graffiti and the unique architecture. Finally, we enter the Callejón Ancho, to reach the end of the route at Calle San Juan to the sound of salsa and the African champeta.

Cartagena: Walled City and Getsemani Shared Walking Tour

2. Cartagena: Walled City and Getsemani Shared Walking Tour

Explore Cartagena on a guided walking tour. Discover the colonial streets of the Walled City and the vibrant neighborhood of Getsemani as you try some local sweets. Meet your guide at La Plaza de la Aduana. See the colorful colonial houses as you learn about main squares and bastions of the city. Visit Santo Domingo Square and see the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandria. Afterward, head to the Getsemani neighborhood which is known for having a bohemian spirit. Walk through its streets and alleys boasting vibrant colors. Stroll around picturesque pieces of street art paintings. Taste a variety of typical Colombian sweets as you explore the city. Enjoy some tropical juice from unique fruits, some of which can only be found in the region.

Free Walking Tour Cartagena: Ciudad Amurallada al Completo

3. Free Walking Tour Cartagena: Ciudad Amurallada al Completo

THE HISTORY HAD NEVER BEEN SO ALIVE AND COLORFUL IN AN OLD CENTER. This is the best introduction to Cartagena: the Walled City, a Unesco World Heritage site and a fairy-tale city of romance, legends, and beauty within an old colonial stone wall. Join us for a fun-filled walk to understand and to learn about the origins of the so-called "crown jewel of the coast", the Caribbean storehouse for all the gold and other treasures that conquerors stole from the continent. On our walking tour, you'll relive the battles and victories of the Europeans, the empowerment, and influence of Afro cultures, explore the narrow colorful colonial streets, see the contrast of antique-modern areas, and so much more! From its history, to its food and nightlife, to its beaches, Cartagena’s got it all. Important info: this Tour is a shared experience called "Free Walking Tour" and our job is based on tips, which means that you are the one who decides how much your Guides deserve for their work. We suggest $50,000 COP per person which we consider is a fair value for your Freelance Guide considering the cost of a regular Walking Tour. This voluntary tip that you give to your guide is their way of making a living and maintaining this exciting job.

Free Walking Tour Ciudad Amurallada & Barrio Getsemani

4. Free Walking Tour Ciudad Amurallada & Barrio Getsemani

EXPLORE BOTH HISTORICAL DISTRICTS IN ONE TOUR! Visit the Great Center of Cartagena: Santo Domingo and Getsemaní neighborhoods together in one tour. A different perspective of our historical but current social and economical contrasts! Visiting both Santo Domingo and Getsemaní districts will give you a bigger picture about how our lives during colonial times were divided by social classes but connected for achieving local independence. We will experience Cartagena in a different way once we cross the Camellón de los Mártires square, the antique bridge that allowed two sides of the society to come together and build a proper identity. Revolts, independence, revolutions and uprisings are the basis of a resistant and fighting Colombian culture that you will be able to see and feel. Travel through time, step the historical path of freedom and be part of the essence of “La Fantástica”. Cross from north to south until San Felipe Fortress viewpoint and understand the mighty power Cartageneros keep, the jewel of the old Spanish Crown. Important info: this Tour is a shared experience called "Free Walking Tour" and our job is based on tips, which means that you are the one who decides how much your Guides deserve for their work. We suggest $50,000 COP per person which we consider is a fair value for your Freelance Guide considering the cost of a regular Walking Tour. This voluntary tip that you give to your guide is their way of making a living and maintaining this exciting job.

Cartagena Grand City Tour

5. Cartagena Grand City Tour

Discover the diverse allure and captivating history of Cartagena beyond its famous Walled City with our Grand City Tour. Led by an experienced guide, this extensive excursion unveils the city's most notable treasures, unveiling the charm of its streets, churches, architecture, and plazas. Embark on your journey with a hotel pickup, traversing through the dynamic districts of Bocagrande and Manga for a panoramic overview. As part of the tour, you can opt to explore Bazurto, a local market bursting with vivid hues, tantalizing flavors, and authentic Cartagenian culture, where you can delve into an array of fruits and immerse yourself in local life. Following lunch, delve deeper into Cartagena's historical heart, meandering through the enchanting lanes and bustling squares of the Old City and Getsemaní. Uncover the architectural marvels and captivating past of the city as you visit the iconic Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, the largest Spanish military structure in the Americas, and Cerro de la Popa, home to a centuries-old monastery boasting breathtaking views of Cartagena. Amidst your exploration of the Old City, make a stop at Plaza de Bolívar and pay a visit to the historic San Pedro Claver Church, a 17th-century masterpiece showcasing religious art and artifacts that narrate Cartagena's rich cultural tapestry. Please bear in mind that the tour encompasses 4 hours of transportation to visit Isla de Manga, Castillo de San Felipe, and La Popa Covent. The tour concludes with a walking exploration of the historic center, with transportation back to the hotel not included. Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply seeking to uncover Cartagena's hidden gems, our Grand City Tour promises an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of this captivating city.

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Our most recommended Plaza de la Aduana Cruises & boat tours

Cartagena: Historic Center and Getsemaní Shared Walking Tour

Cartagena: Historic Center and Getsemaní Shared Walking Tour

Cartagena, a city that bewitches, welcomes you to the best tour of the beautiful and magical city of Historic Cartagena full of stories, sayings and fascinating myths of its walls, streets, convents and houses of the walled downtown and San Diego that transcends the city limits. Discover the secrets, customs and legends of the tradition inherited from the Spaniards and popular from our Caribbean miscegenation, among which Gabo (Nobel Prize for Literature) accompanies us through his writings, such as his book "One Hundred Years of Solitude", one of the most read in the world. We start, at the agreed time, the shared tour, in the Camellón de Los Mártires - Plaza de Cervantes where we will learn about the indigenous people who were before and during the arrival of the Spanish. We move to the "Golden Key of Cartagena" or Clock Tower entering the Plaza del Ecuador, before the Plaza del Esclavo, a prelude to continue part of the enslavement route through Porto Carrero and Candilejo streets. But first, Pedro de Heredía welcomes us. We continue to the Portal de Los dulces, a symbol of female activity in times of slavery and that their descendants still continue their traditions. The process of commercialization of merchandise, including that of the enslaved, in the old "Plaza de la Aduana", has been historically important. In "Plaza de la Aduana" we will see important buildings such as the Municipal Hall. Of course, art is no stranger to the tour, the Museum of Modern Art, an exponent of Caribbean and Latin American art from the 50's, the Gold Museum opens its doors with samples of indigenous pieces from the Colombian Caribbean and the Emerald Museum, stones of beautiful considered the most beautiful in the world, worn by celebrities. Religion is present with San Pedro Claver, Slave of the Slaves, we will see the Architecture of the Church and Museum-Monastery that bear his name and is the Headquarters of Human Rights. Then we go to the San Ignacio Bastion which was built to defend the "Bay of Souls" from any pirate attack. On this tour we will see the history behind the walls of Cartagena. Do you like the feats of pirates and corsairs? We count them when visiting a Bastion, as a sample of Spanish military constructions and strategies, we continue to Plaza Bolívar, in homage to the precursor of Independence, a place to refresh ourselves. Do you know the sloths, the squirrels, the iguanas? You will see them in one of the most important Lungs of Cartagena, Centennial Park, former Railway Station, which is a relic of the Tropical Dry Forest where we refresh under the shade of beautiful trees. We will enjoy one of the most important and colorful cultural corridors of Getsemaní, due to the umbrellas (symbol of the advertisement), the graffiti and the unique architecture. Finally, we enter the Callejón Ancho, to reach the end of the route at Calle San Juan to the sound of salsa and the African champeta.

Cartagena: Walled City and Getsemani Shared Walking Tour

Cartagena: Walled City and Getsemani Shared Walking Tour

Explore Cartagena on a guided walking tour. Discover the colonial streets of the Walled City and the vibrant neighborhood of Getsemani as you try some local sweets. Meet your guide at La Plaza de la Aduana. See the colorful colonial houses as you learn about main squares and bastions of the city. Visit Santo Domingo Square and see the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandria. Afterward, head to the Getsemani neighborhood which is known for having a bohemian spirit. Walk through its streets and alleys boasting vibrant colors. Stroll around picturesque pieces of street art paintings. Taste a variety of typical Colombian sweets as you explore the city. Enjoy some tropical juice from unique fruits, some of which can only be found in the region.

Free Walking Tour Cartagena: Ciudad Amurallada al Completo

Free Walking Tour Cartagena: Ciudad Amurallada al Completo

THE HISTORY HAD NEVER BEEN SO ALIVE AND COLORFUL IN AN OLD CENTER. This is the best introduction to Cartagena: the Walled City, a Unesco World Heritage site and a fairy-tale city of romance, legends, and beauty within an old colonial stone wall. Join us for a fun-filled walk to understand and to learn about the origins of the so-called "crown jewel of the coast", the Caribbean storehouse for all the gold and other treasures that conquerors stole from the continent. On our walking tour, you'll relive the battles and victories of the Europeans, the empowerment, and influence of Afro cultures, explore the narrow colorful colonial streets, see the contrast of antique-modern areas, and so much more! From its history, to its food and nightlife, to its beaches, Cartagena’s got it all. Important info: this Tour is a shared experience called "Free Walking Tour" and our job is based on tips, which means that you are the one who decides how much your Guides deserve for their work. We suggest $50,000 COP per person which we consider is a fair value for your Freelance Guide considering the cost of a regular Walking Tour. This voluntary tip that you give to your guide is their way of making a living and maintaining this exciting job.

Free Walking Tour Ciudad Amurallada & Barrio Getsemani

Free Walking Tour Ciudad Amurallada & Barrio Getsemani

EXPLORE BOTH HISTORICAL DISTRICTS IN ONE TOUR! Visit the Great Center of Cartagena: Santo Domingo and Getsemaní neighborhoods together in one tour. A different perspective of our historical but current social and economical contrasts! Visiting both Santo Domingo and Getsemaní districts will give you a bigger picture about how our lives during colonial times were divided by social classes but connected for achieving local independence. We will experience Cartagena in a different way once we cross the Camellón de los Mártires square, the antique bridge that allowed two sides of the society to come together and build a proper identity. Revolts, independence, revolutions and uprisings are the basis of a resistant and fighting Colombian culture that you will be able to see and feel. Travel through time, step the historical path of freedom and be part of the essence of “La Fantástica”. Cross from north to south until San Felipe Fortress viewpoint and understand the mighty power Cartageneros keep, the jewel of the old Spanish Crown. Important info: this Tour is a shared experience called "Free Walking Tour" and our job is based on tips, which means that you are the one who decides how much your Guides deserve for their work. We suggest $50,000 COP per person which we consider is a fair value for your Freelance Guide considering the cost of a regular Walking Tour. This voluntary tip that you give to your guide is their way of making a living and maintaining this exciting job.

Cartagena Grand City Tour

Cartagena Grand City Tour

Discover the diverse allure and captivating history of Cartagena beyond its famous Walled City with our Grand City Tour. Led by an experienced guide, this extensive excursion unveils the city's most notable treasures, unveiling the charm of its streets, churches, architecture, and plazas. Embark on your journey with a hotel pickup, traversing through the dynamic districts of Bocagrande and Manga for a panoramic overview. As part of the tour, you can opt to explore Bazurto, a local market bursting with vivid hues, tantalizing flavors, and authentic Cartagenian culture, where you can delve into an array of fruits and immerse yourself in local life. Following lunch, delve deeper into Cartagena's historical heart, meandering through the enchanting lanes and bustling squares of the Old City and Getsemaní. Uncover the architectural marvels and captivating past of the city as you visit the iconic Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, the largest Spanish military structure in the Americas, and Cerro de la Popa, home to a centuries-old monastery boasting breathtaking views of Cartagena. Amidst your exploration of the Old City, make a stop at Plaza de Bolívar and pay a visit to the historic San Pedro Claver Church, a 17th-century masterpiece showcasing religious art and artifacts that narrate Cartagena's rich cultural tapestry. Please bear in mind that the tour encompasses 4 hours of transportation to visit Isla de Manga, Castillo de San Felipe, and La Popa Covent. The tour concludes with a walking exploration of the historic center, with transportation back to the hotel not included. Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply seeking to uncover Cartagena's hidden gems, our Grand City Tour promises an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of this captivating city.

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