Breakfast at the hotel
Recommended start time 9:00 am
Simply to speak of Cartagena is to evoke the whole colonial history of the country. Considered as the main port of the Indies, it was the most besieged and tormented by pirates, who wanted to claim the city as their own.
In the first part of
this tour we will visit;
Cartagena’s historic center, Getsemani is a bohemian and traditional neighborhood, Castillo San Felipe (it´s one of the 7 wonders of Colombia), monastery of La Popa, India Catalina Monument; It is a tribute to Indians of the Caribbean who were living in the territory Before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors and Old Shoes monument, Bóvedas; They were used for military purposes and during the Independence they became prisons, nowadays after a restoration they are used as Craft Shops.
Time for Lunch- And then we will continue the second part as a walking tour by the Walled City
Visit: Santa Domingo square; it has a very colonial architecture, Baluarte San Francisco Javier; it was built in 1630 to safeguard the land from pirates attacks, Customs square; it was the mansion of the founder of Cartagena “Pedro de Heredia” and there is also a monument of Christopher Columbus who discovered America, Museum of the inquisition - It was the scenery for Spanish Catholic speakers to executed and torture the people who were mistrusted of anti-Catholicism, San Pedro Claver Palace, Clock tower; Is the most representative symbol and the main entrance of the walled city.
Includes; highly experienced tour guide, lunch, medical insurance, tickets for Castillo San Felipe, Monastery of La Popa, Museum of the inquisition and San Pedro Claver Palace, transport (apply for the first part of the tour the second part is by walking).
No included: lunch, dinner and no mentioned items.