⭐ 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
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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 local expert 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 Botero's sculpture “Gertrudiz” in Plaza Santo Domingo (Maps) with our RED UMBRELLAS!

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    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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Lizeth 07 Jan 2024
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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Un tour muy completo, interactivo y divertido. Se aprende mucho de la cultura e historia de la ciudad con la explicación y el recorrido que hacen los guías. Súper recomendado
Diana 12 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Ich war bereits schon aus zwei weiteren Free Walking Tour in Bogota und Medellín und diese waren immer sehr informativ aber leider fehlte es an Informationen insbesondere mehr im Bereich Kolonisation Sklaverei. Ich hatte mir wirklich mehr erhofft. Dann hätte ich die Tour nicht gemacht. Sehr schade
Juanna 09 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
It is excellent. The guide gave us an informative historical performance on Cartagena. The tour wasn't strenuous. We moved at a decent pace taking in all the various sights. I highly recommend this tour to any visiting Cartagena.
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.
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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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