With your expert bilingual guide, explore the museums, plazas, and historic city walls of Cartagena, and discover the port city’s history and rich cultural heritage.
Explore the bustling streets of Cartagena and discover the port city’s spectacular sites and historic landmarks. Up until the 20th century, Cartagena was the main port of entry into Colombia, and developed a robust cultural heritage from across the world. With your bilingual guide, discover the history, architecture, museums and city parks of this spectacular seaside city.
Duration: 2 Hours
Start/End Location: Group meeting and drop-off point, door #12 at Las Bóvedas Market (also known as Plaza de las Bóvedas)
Language Availability: English, Spanish, Portugues, Français, Deutsch
Availability: Daily (Gold Museum is closed on Mondays, but will be supplemented with an additional stop to another local museum and/or attraction)
Begin your Cartagena walking tour at the imposing clock tower at the old city entrance. The tower is the gateway to the Plaza del Comercio (Plaza of Trade)– named, sadly, for the major slave trade that once operated in this port city.
Colonial buildings with typical balconies of the era surround the plaza, and the structures have been meticulously preserved to maintain the culture and history of the city.
From Plaza del Comercio, travel to the Plaza de Bolivar, once known as “the Plaza of the Inquisition” during the Spanish inquisition. The 16th century Cartagena Cathedral faces the plaza, and now safeguards the Cartagena Gold Museum, home to the largest collection of pre-Colombian gold on Earth.
Conclude your Cartagena walking tour by taking a stroll along the original city walls built to protect the oceanside port. Enjoy the striking architecture and amazing views as you consider the history, growth, and development of this stunning city.
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