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⭐ Free Gabo and San Diego Magical Realism Tour
We are a group of local guides who believe in the positive impact of tourism by offering you a complete cultural experience by foot through the streets of the historic centers of Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena. Join us and discover what Colombia and our people have for you!
The magical Cartagena from Gabo's perspective!
We are the largest group of expert local Free Tours guides in Colombia with 12 original tours created by ourselves and also the most awarded in the country! 7 international recognitions, 5 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice and Top 3 in Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín and Cali.
We are authentic guides connecting Colombia since 2013, 10 years sharing passion in every step!
Get to know the Cartagena neighborhood that inspired Gabriel García Márquez: San Diego. Get to know the streets that tell the lives of the characters in “Love in the Time of Cholera” and “Of Love and Other Demons.”
Cartagena will never be the same after you take this Free Tour. Be part of an exceptional and magical experience thanks to the stories that give life to the streets, follow the steps taken by our Nobel Prize winner in Literature “Gabo” between squares and bastions, between houses and balconies. If you have not yet read any of Gabo's novels, or are a regular fan of his literary works, this tour will enliven your senses and alter your reality.
From the Plaza de Santo Domingo to the house of Gabriel García Márquez in San Diego Cartagena , experience the art, music and literature of the bohemian neighborhood in which our writer lived absurd, magical and imaginary realities that influenced his life and later on. the lives of its characters that give complete meaning to the magical realism that we love and fall in love with so much.
Learn more about the life of this great artist, explore a different area of the historic center of Cartagena and be inspired by the fantastic stories that only Gabo knew how to write as if it were a chronicle of a death foretold!
What will we talk about on our Free San Diego and Gabo Tour?
- Fantastic stories inspirations from Gabo
- Fernandez Park in Madrid and Santo Toribio
- La Merced Monastery and Adolfo Mejía Theater
- Plaza and Cloister of San Diego
- Life, novels and “Marquetian” cinema
- Fortification and bastion of Santa Catalina
- House of Gabriel García Márquez
- Society, classes and local cultural dynamics
- And much more!
- Certified guide in Spanish.
- Precise and objective knowledge of Gabo's literature and life.
- Tour of essential places in the San Diego neighborhood
- Benefits and discounts with our recommended friends if you show the handle that we give you at the end of the tour, exclusive for our participants.
- Local store recommendations for lunch, coffee, souvenirs and more.
Finally, come with an open mind to understand Gabo's story, water or your preferred form of hydration, and comfortable shoes (we will walk about 7 km).
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Cl. 35, Centro, Cartagena de Indias, ...Cl. 35, Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
In Plaza Santo Domingo with the red umbrellas from Beyond Colombia next to the Botero sculpture "Gertrudis"
1Outside visitSanto Domingo Square
2Outside visitUniversity of Cartagena Cloister of Mercy
3Outside visitChurch of Santo Toribio
4Outside visitFernandez Park in Madrid
5Outside visitSAN DIEGO SQUARE
6Outside visitSofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
7Outside visitMAKONDO HOTEL
8Outside visitHouse of Gabriel García Márquez
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).