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Free Tour Historic Center and Gethsemane (Walled City)

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 21, 2021

We are a tourism company that seeks to provide experiences with excellent service and quality to our clients, oriented to work hand in hand with the community to generate positive impacts. We offer quality Free Tours with the purpose that the traveler discover the city as if it were a local so that his memory is indelible.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Join this walking tour from a TripAdvisor Travelers Choice winner! No other tour covers so many important places in Cartagena.

Discover the must-sees of the historic center of Cartagena. Everything you need to know about the city in a single tour.

Tour highlights:

We will visit the Historic Cartagena and Gethsemane in a single Free Walking Tour. You will go through the scenes of culture, architecture, history, enslavement, pirates and corsairs, battles, Graffiti, Salsa and Champeta and much more. You will know what arises as a result of the mixture of indigenous, African and Spanish, Lebanese migrants that make this city something without equal.

We will start at the time you make your reservation at our meeting point: Camellón de Los Mártires - Plaza de Cervantes. We move through the "Golden Key of Cartagena" or Clock Tower entering the Plaza del Ecuador , to continue part of the enslavement route through Porto Carrero and Candilejo streets .

We will visit the Portal de Los dulces , a symbol of female activity in times of slavery and that their descendants still continue their traditions. We will pass through the old Plaza de la Contraloría , which has been historically important.


On our tour you will find the Museum of Modern Art, an exponent of Caribbean and Latin American art from the 50's, the Gold Museum and the Emerald Museum.


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.


If you like the feats of pirates and corsairs, we tell 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 will visit other scenarios of the Independence of Cartagena and Colombia such as the Centennial Park. There we will meet the Sloth Bears, the squirrels, the iguanas that house one of the most important Lungs in Cartagena, and where we cool off under the shade of beautiful trees.


We will enjoy one of the most important and colorful cultural corridors in Gethsemane, due to its unparalleled graffiti and architecture. Finally, we enter the neighborhood to the sound of salsa and African champeta.

In this tour you will find everything you need to know about the city to make your experience unforgettable!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Por Calle 35 y Carrera 8, Venezuela #...
    Por Calle 35 y Carrera 8, Venezuela #8-22, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
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    We are with the Orange Umbrella ("NEXPERIENCE") next to the public transport traffic light of Camellón de Los Mártires

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Camellón de los Mártires
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Monumento Torre del Reloj
  • 3
    Outside visit
    PORTAL DE LOS DULCES
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la Aduana
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Museo de Arte Moderno Cartagena
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Plaza San Pedro Claver
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Baluarte de San Ignacio
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Plaza Simon Bolivar
  • 9
    Outside visit
    CALLE DE MANUEL ROMAN Y PICON
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Parque Centenario
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Callejón Ancho
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la Trinidad
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Pozo

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Maria 19 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Muy recomendado el tour! Mercedes increíble
Ana Neiza 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Excelente tour
María 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Muy linda experiencia, un pantallazo de la historia de Cartagena como para despertar el interés y profundizar Muy simpática nuestra gurú 🇺🇾
Anna 18 May 2024
Calgary

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Fantastic, dynamic tour. Camilo went out of his way we were comfortable in the heat.
Alvaro 18 May 2024
Heredia

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Hernando dio todo el tour con mucha pasion, se nota que le gusta hablar de historia. He hecho mas de 30 walking tours en el mundo y los que mas he disfrutado son con gente que es apasionada de la historia y de la ciudad, gracias Hernando!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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