Cartagena audio tour: Cartagena de Indias: Into the Walls of The City

Cartagena de Indias: Into the Walls of The City

Walking Tour

35 mins

About the Tour

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 UNESCO Heritage site the world-famous gem it is today. We'll start our journey at the entrance of the city and wind our way along it's cobbled streets. Along the way, we'll take in beautiful plazas, incredible colonial architecture and an atmosphere that makes this city one of a kind. From pirate attacks to miracles, local delicacies to sublime architecture. Take some time and feel the pulse of Cartagena de Indias.

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

  • Puerta del Reloj

  • Plaza de los Coches

  • Cartagena Plaza de la Aduana

  • Palace of Inquisition

  • Museo del Oro Zenú

  • Plaza Santo Domingo

  • Iglesia de Santo Toribio

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts at Torre del Reloj, the entrance to the walled city. If you are in the the old city or Getsemaní, you can get there by foot. Otherwise you can take a taxi or Transcaribe bus.

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Places to stop along the way

Plaza de Los Coches, portál de los dulces, Plaza de la Aduana, Museo de San Pedro Claver, Iglesia de San Pedro, Parque de Bolívar, Palacio de la Inquisición, Museo del Oro Zenú, Plaza de Santo Domingo, Claustro de San Agustín, Santo Toribio.

Best time of day

All day from 7AM onwards to 7 PM. If you want to stop at museums, please take note of operating hours.


The centro histórico is pretty safe. But be aware and vigilant.


my wife and I did both of Nestor's Cartagena tours. Both were very informative and very easy to follow. We enjoyed the history and the commentary. Much better than a tour guide in my opinion.

Posted by Justin , over 2 years ago

Thanks, Justin, I am very glad you both liked it. If you happen to go to Bogotá please do the tours over there also. They are pretty cool. Have fun and enjoy Colombia.

Posted by Néstor , over 2 years ago
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Cartagena de Indias: Into the Walls of The City