⭐ Free Tour of the Great Center of Cartagena: Walled City and Getsemani

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on March 21, 2019

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
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Visit the Greater 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 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!

Visiting the districts of Santo Domingo and Getsemaní will give you a broader idea of ​​how our lives during colonial times were divided by social classes 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 can see and feel. Travel in time, travel 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 ancient Spanish Crown.

What are the topics we will talk about?

  • Plaza de Santo Domingo and sculpture by Botero
  • African heritage, music and customs
  • Trinity Church and cultural square
  • The Palace of the Inquisition and its history of transformation
  • Sanctuary and monument of San Pedro Claver
  • Centenario Park and Sierpe Street
  • “Wide” and “narrow” alleys
  • Gentrification of “getsemanicenses”
  • 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 handle that we give you at the end of the tour, exclusive 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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
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    a 35-100, Cra. 3 #35-2, Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
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    In the Plaza de Santo Domingo next to the Botero sculpture “Gertrudis” with our RED UMBRELLAS! (Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/VkQDkrgP9rS3siG58)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Santo Domingo Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Bartolomé Calvo Library
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Bolivar plaza
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Saint Peter Claver Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Aduana's Place
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Square of the Cars
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Clock Tower Monument
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Centennial Park
  • 9
    Outside visit
    street of flags
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Trinity Square
  • 11
    Outside visit
    wide alley
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Lomba Street
  • 13
    Outside visit

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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CAROLINA 14 Jul 2024

Guided by Beyond Colombia Cartagena
Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Pedro y su asistente Sebastian han sido muy profesionales en el tour. Explican con claridad y cuidan del grupo a lo largo señ recorrido. Muy recomendables
Tobias 03 Jul 2024
San José

Guided by Beyond Colombia Cartagena
Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Ronaldo the guide was awesome. A lot of valuable and interesting info. Great tour, highly recommend. Toby Costa Rica
Adriana 06 Jun 2024

Guided by Beyond Colombia Cartagena
Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Nuestra guía, Mabel, hizo que la experiencia fuera muy divertida. Compartió información valiosa y nos llevó a lugares extraordinarios, permitiéndonos interactuar con la gente local. Si el tour fuera media hora más corto, sería perfecto. En general, es una excelente manera de explorar la ciudad.
Salvador 30 May 2024

Guided by Beyond Colombia Cartagena
Travelled in couple - May 2024
Interesante recorrido, muy bien conducido. Pero el recorrido fue de unas 2 horas netas. En el anuncio decia que era de 3 horas.
César Augusto 23 Apr 2024

Verified booking
Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Keyla y su compañero se fueron muy afables e interesados por los participantes siempre.
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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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