Cartagena audio tour: Cartagena de Indias: From India Catalina to Plaza de Santo Domingo

Cartagena de Indias: From India Catalina to Plaza de Santo Domingo

Walking Tour

30 mins

About the Tour

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.

Tour Producer


Néstor Meléndez

Colombian certified Tour Guide. Journalist and media pro, I love to to show the world the wonders and life of my beautiful country, so the people of all around the planet can discover it. I have some good stories and tips to share, to make your stay in Colombia great. You can get in touch with me via or at [email protected] if you need any further information for travelling by Colombia. Let me guide you personally, the show gets better. Please enjoy #Colombia .

Major Landmarks

  • Monumento a la India Catalina

  • Walls of Cartagena

  • Las Bóvedas

  • Casa de Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Plaza Santo Domingo

Directions to Starting Point

You can get to the India Catalina monument by walking, by taxi or by bus (transcaribe, estación centro, or Chambacú).

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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.


Interesting tour that gave a great history of the city. we probably would not have walked along the wall had we not taken this tour. Thanks Nestor!

Posted by Justin , over 2 years ago
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Cartagena de Indias: From India Catalina to Plaza de Santo Domingo