Free Tour Great Center of Cartagena: Walled City and Getsemani

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on August 26, 2021

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!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Visit the Great Center of Cartagena: the neighborhoods of Santo Domingo and Getsemaní together in a single tour!

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 tours 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 at every step!

Visiting the Santo Domingo and Getsemaní districts will give you a broader idea of ​​how our lives during colonial times were divided by social class but connected to achieve local independence. We will experience Cartagena in a different way once we cross the Camellón de los Mártires square, the old bridge that allowed the two sides of society to come together and build their own identity.

Revolts , independence , revolutions and uprisings are the basis of a resistant and fighting Colombian culture that you will be able to see and feel. Travel back in time, walk the historical path of freedom and be part of the essence of "La Fantástica" . Cross from north to south to the viewpoint of the San Felipe Fortress and understand the great power held by the people of Cartagena, the jewel of the old Spanish Crown.

What are the topics we will talk about?

  • Plaza de Santo Domingo and Botero sculpture
  • African heritage, music and customs
  • Trinidad Church and Cultural Plaza
  • The Palace of the Inquisition and its history of transformation
  • San Pedro Claver sanctuary and monument
  • Centennial Park and Sierpe Street
  • “Wide” and “narrow” alleys
  • Gentrification of “Getsemanicians”
  • And much more!

What do we include in our Tour?

  • Certified guide in Spanish.
  • Precise and objective knowledge of the history of the great center of Cartagena.
  • Tour of essential places in both neighborhoods of the walled city and Gethsemane.
  • Benefits and discounts with our recommended friends if you show the bracelet that we give you at the end of the tour, exclusively for our participants.
  • Local store recommendations for lunch, coffee, souvenirs and more.

A different perspective of our historical and current social and economic contrasts!


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  • Meeting point:
    a 35-100, Cra. 3 #35-2, Centro, Carta...
    a 35-100, Cra. 3 #35-2, Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
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    In the sculpture of Botero "Gertrudiz" in the Plaza Santo Domingo (Maps) with our RED UMBRELLAS!

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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Jessika 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Su explicación ha sido muy interesante y amena. Gracias Mabel por enseñarnos Cartagena!!!
Angela 28 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Very disappointed a waste of time. The tour started 20 minutes late, because apparently they meet people in different locations (why??? The walled city is small enough to set one location). The guide was advertising comercial places everywhere we went (a very well known practice where the guide will get a comisión for everyone they referred. The guide tried to be entertaining, compromising the depth and quality of the explanations. This is my first free tour (after taking many in Europe) where I didn’t learnt anything. A huge waste of time. If better to walk on your own and read a travel guide. I don’t recommend this tour.
Monica 21 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Bel tour e Arturo è stato molto simpatico. Il tour iniziava alle 16.00 e siamo partiti verso le 16.30. Doveva durare tre ore e ne sono pdurate meno di due.
Carlos 20 Aug 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
El tour es muy mejorable. Ha sido un grupo muy muy numeroso. No se ha analizado apenas la arquitectura, ni las iglesias o catedrales, todo muy de pasada... He tenido la sensación de hacer el tour por hacerlo, desconectando de vez en cuando (y no porque no me apasione la historia... Pero bien contada).
Marina 14 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Nos ha encantado el tour, nuestro guía nos ha hablado de historia de una forma muy amena y entretenida y nos ha enseñado todos los puntos más interesantes además de darnos infinidad de recomendaciones de todo tipo. Lo recomendaría al 100%. ¡Gracias!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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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