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Cartagena: Walled City of Cartagena & Getsemani Private Tour

1. Cartagena: Walled City of Cartagena & Getsemani Private Tour

Explore the Walled City of Cartagena and the neighborhood of Getsemani on a private tour. Travel through Colombia's history as your guide takes you through the city's historic center. Savor Colombian staples with a tasting of traditional snacks in the hip Getsemani. The tour begins in Plaza de Bolívar, also known as Peace Square, by the clock tower. Travel. Enter a different century as you visit the Walled City of Cartegena's historic spots and attractions. Visit San Pedro Claver Square and see the walls and bastions bordering the sea. Hear how these fortifications were important in the 16th and 17th-centuries in defending the territory from enemy troops. While on the square, also admire San Pedro Claver Church and its Spanish Colonial architecture. Stroll through narrow streets and among old colonial heritage houses to then try some Caribbean Colombian food. Have the chance to enjoy 2 traditional snacks, arepa with egg (a fried corn-based tortilla with an egg inside) and raspao (a cup of shaved ice with a fruity syrup). Experience different sides of Cartagena and catch up with the locals in Getsemani. Get to know the city's culture, tradition, and diversity on this walking tour.

Cartagena City Tour: 4-Hour Cruise Excursion

2. Cartagena City Tour: 4-Hour Cruise Excursion

You’ll be met at the pier by a smiling member of the tour operator’s staff, who will be holding a sign with your name on it. The 4-hour tour begins with a drive around the Manga neighborhood to see the Moorish and Republican houses. Stop at San Felipe Fort, one of the most outstanding strongholds built in America during colonial times. Follow this with a visit to Las Bovedas, a handicraft store that is filled with souvenirs of all kinds. Enjoy a walking tour around the old city (approximately 55 minutes in duration). During the walk you’ll stop to visit the Church of St. Peter Claver and the church’s museum (around 30 minutes). Head next to the modern side of the city for a sightseeing tour and for views of the Bay of Cartagena. Your last stop will be at the Emerald Museum, where a professional guide will teach you how to recognize an original Colombian emerald (30-minute visit). After this unique excursion, you’ll be transferred back to the pier.

Cartagena: Private Walking Tour Historic Center & Getsemaní

3. Cartagena: Private Walking Tour Historic Center & Getsemaní

We start, at the agreed time, this Private Tour in Cartagena at 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 commercialization process of merchandise, including that of the enslaved, in the old Comptroller's Square, has been historically important, Andian National Corporation and the Mamonal refinery, the Municipal Mayor's Office. Of course, art is no stranger to this Private Walking Tour in Cartagena, 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 precious considered the most beautiful in the world, used 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. Do you like the exploits of pirates and corsairs? In this Private Walking Tour in Cartagena 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. We link the Plaza Bolívar, in homage to the precursor of Independence and the Plaza de la Proclamación- Old Government Palace and the Centennial Park as scenarios of the Independence of Cartagena and Colombia. Continuing along Calle Román is not only the symbol of the best drinks until it allows you to remember one of the Presidents of the Republic who has transcendent in history. Do you know the sloth bears, the squirrels, the iguanas? You will see them in this Private Walking Tour in Cartagena in one of the most important Lungs of Cartagena, the Centennial Park, old Railway Station, which is a relic of Tropical Dry Forest where we cool off 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 unparalleled architecture. Finally, we enter the Callejón Ancho, to reach the end of the route on Calle San Juan until the sound of salsa and African champeta; previously passing by the church and square of the Holy Trinity.

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What people are saying about Santuario de San Pedro Claver

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Benny our guide and Brian our driver, far exceeded expectations. Bennys presentation was clear and concise with a strong voice along with great English skills. His lifelong love of his city and his knowledge of its history and political changes was more than I expected. We were shown the complete city- the good the bad and the ugly. Historical Monasteries, Forts, The Walled City, along with some shopping time. I do highly recommend this excursion and would probably do it again for a second time.

Our walking tour was so much fun and a great learning experience. Our tour guide, Legaxy, was very knowledgeable about the Cartagena history in many regards. All of the members of our group were very satisficed with the tour, and happy for such a great experience.

Request for Manuel if you can! He is the best guide i ever met yet in Colombia. He speaks English so fluently with 8 years experience. This tour is a must if you want to see Cartagena differently.

Excellent tour. Legaxy was very friendly and informative. Looked after us well

Great -friendly-knowledgeable guide! Alvaro was fantastic!