Take a tour back through time into the legendary walled city of Cartagena de Indias. From conquistadores to pirates, gold and silver to Cumbia and Champeta. Hear stories about ancient fortresses, pirate attacks and what made Cartagena the wealthiest port the colonial world. Discover what inspired the magical realism from the novels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Journey along the stone walls and through the cobbled streets of this UNESCO world heritage site. Our trip will begin at the India Catalina monument. From there we'll make our way into the walled city via the San Diego neighborhood entrance. We'll traverse the city walls and get a perfect view of how the defenders of Cartagena warded off attackers. We'll then enter the heart of the walled city, making our way to Plaza de Santo Domingo. Along the way, we'll take in the beautiful architecture, magical atmosphere and sultry characters that make Cartagena one of the most fascinating destinations in the world.
The India Catalina monument, San Diego neighborhood, Walls of Cartagena, Las Bóvedas, García Márquez house, Plaza de Santo Domingo, streets of Cartagena.
You can get to the India Catalina monument by walking, by taxi or by bus (transcaribe, estación centro, or Chambacú).
Places to stop along the way:
Las Bóvedas, Plaza de Santo Domingo
Best time of day:
You can do the tour from 9 am till 8pm. Best hours are from 4pm onwards
It is a safe area but take care of your belongings.
Since it's founding in 1533, Cartagena has truly been a place of timeless wonder. The walls of this port city have been witness to the ebb and flow of people and history. On this tour, we'll uncover the stories and characters that have made this... More»