Free tour

Freetour Historic Center and Getsemaní (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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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover Historical Cartagena and Getsemaní in a single free tour through the scenarios of enslavement, pirates and corsairs, battles, graffiti, Salsa and Champeta and much more as a result of the mixture of indigenous, African and Spanish, libante migrants, libante migrants .

We start, at the agreed time, the free tour, in the Camellón de Los Mártires - Plaza de Cervantes we will learn about the indigenous people who were there before and during the arrival of the Spaniards. We move to the "Golden Key of Cartagena" or Clock Tower entering the Plaza del Ecuador , before the Plaza del Esclavo , prelude to continue part of the enslavement route through Porto Carrero and Candilejo streets . But first, about Founder Pedro de Heredía welcomes us.

We continue to the Portal de Los Dulces , a symbol of female activity in times of slavery and that their descendants still continue their traditions.

The commercialization process, of merchandise, including that of enslaved persons, in the old Plaza de la Contraloría , has been historically important, Andian National Corporation and the Mamonal refinery, the Municipal Mayor's Office.

Of course art is not alien to the tour, the Museum of Modern Art exponent of Caribbean and Latin American art of the 50's, the Gold Museum opens its doors with samples of indigenous pieces from the Colombian Caribbean and the Emerald Museum , stones of precious considered the most beautiful in the world, worn by celebrities

Religion is present with San Pedro Claver, Slave of Slaves, we will see the Architecture of the Church and Museum-Monastery that bear his name and is the Human Rights Headquarters.

Do you like the exploits of pirates and corsairs? We count 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 link the Plaza Bolívar, in homage to the forerunner of Independence and the Plaza de la Proclamación - Old Government Palace and the Centennial Park as scenes of the Independence of Cartagena and Colombia. Continuing along Calle Román is not only the symbol of the best drinks until it allows you to remember one of the Presidents of the Republic who has transcended in history.

Do you know the Sloth Bears, the squirrels, the iguanas? You will see them in one of the most important Lungs of Cartagena, Parque Centenari or, old Railway Station, which is a relict of Tropical Dry Forest where we cool off under the shade of beautiful trees.

We will enjoy one of the most important and colorful cultural corridors of Getsemaní, due to the umbrellas (symbol of the advertisement), the graffiti and the unparalleled architecture. Finally, we enter the Callejón Ancho , to reach the end of the route in Calle San Juan until the sound of salsa and African champeta; previously passing through the church and plaza de la Santísima Trinidad.

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  • 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 traffic light of the public transport of the Camellón de Los Mártires

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).

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Victor 27 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
excelente experiencia, mucho detalles sobre la historia de cartagena, muy respetuosos y dispuesto a responder las inquietudes
Cuau... 26 Jan 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Un tour que te acerca al corazòn emocional de Cartagena.
Nanette 26 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Definitely recommend booking with Guruwalk!
Emilia 26 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Pensé que iba a aburrirme, pero pasó todo lo contrario. Mercedes hizo que el tour sea súper entretenido, en ningún momento nos cansamos y la calidad de la información fue excelente. Fue una muy buena experiencia!
Pablo 26 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
El free tour con Mercedes es toda una experiencia!! Sabe mucho sobre la historia de la ciudad y además lo sabe contar y transmitir a las personas. Además, tiene una energía increíble y su buen humor contagia a la gente para que sea más animado. Los lugares visitados están bien y además te da recomendaciones locales sobre cosas
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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.
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