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“Great City Tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of City Sightseeing Cartagena

City Sightseeing Cartagena
Rafael Nunez - Parque Apolo Calle 41, Cartagena, Colombia
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Owner description: Cartagena Hop on Hop Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour
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Dallas, Texas
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“Great City Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Our tour of Cartagena was really nice, sometimes a bit too rushed as so much to see, we enjoyed this coastal city, felt safe and loved the Colonial architecture. The streets are colorful & clean with lovely flowers, we went back after the tour and just walked the streets! We learned about the history and culture in a visit to the Inquisition Palace, San Pedro Claver´s Santuary and enjoyed shopping at Las Bovedas and Pierino Gallo Centers.

Visited December 2011
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San Rafael, California
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“Old Town Cartagena”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Old Town area of the port city of Cartagena is nestled up against the Carribean Sea surrounded by the original wall built in the mid 1500's. As a UNESCO World Heritage site the Colonial style architecture has been lovingly preserved. A two to three hour walking tour of this area will bring you through color splashed streets and buildings of a bygone era. Magnificat porticos, doors, and balconies surrounded by exotic flowers are everywhere. I recommend talking a walk by yourself at a leisurely pace in the earlier morning or later afternoon when the heat of the tropics is a bit less intimidating. Be sure to stop by the Santa Clara Hotel to see the terrific central courtyard. The former convent on the site has been converted into a wonderful place to stay if you want a more I depth experience. Wander the area and discover the charms of this delightful city.

If it weren't for the constant street peddlers this area would rate 5 stars!

Visited September 2012
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Lake George, New York
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“"Speedy Tours", Cartagena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We got off the "Island Princess" and picked up a private tour w/a local guide. There were 8 of us, and The guide, who called himself "Speedy", took us on a 3 hour tour for $20 each. He spoke very good English, and we went to all the same places the ship tour went for $59--(the Old Walled city and Fort, an emerld gem factory,the New Caragena, and the Cathedrals). We were there on Palm Sunday so several shops and attractions were closed. At the end of the tour we took several pictures w/parrots, who were just hanging out near the terminal, w/anyone who wanted interact!

Visited April 2012
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