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“Colourful and very interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Walled City of Cartagena

Walled City of Cartagena
Calle 41, Cartagena, Colombia
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Small-Group Historical Segway Tour in Cartagena
Ranked #1 of 37 Attractions in Cartagena
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Toronto, Canada
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“Colourful and very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We arrived at Cartagena on a cruise in early November. The temperatures were exceeding 100F! So be prepared with water, sunscreen and a good hat! We easily left the cruise ship and booked a taxi for the day, negotiating a drop off/pick-up time and spot at the walled city. Once there, a guide took us for a 1.5 hour walking tour where we thoroughly enjoyed a history and architectural lesson. Also stopped by to see an emerald workshop. There were washroom facilities in several places we say and a convenience store so we could buy more water and a snack.

We were travelling with a large family group of young (less than 10) and not so young (seniors) . In our opinion, Cartagena's Walled City was quite safe. A few street vendors stopped us on the tour to see their wares but this is no different than many other cities.

We had hoped to do a horse drawn tour of the city and saw these groups periodically throughout the morning. That also looked like a good opportunity to explore.

Visited November 2013
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“Just relax and Enjoy your time in the Walled City.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The City is Hot by day and even Hotter by night, especially on the weekend. Everyone is out and about enjoying themselves. Music, dancing, and laughter is everywhere, and the people are very inviting. Take your time and enjoy the people watching and have a great time in a beautiful place. Who knows, you may even make some friends there. made many friends who wanted to practice their English and I cannot wait to go back to practice my Spanish. ;-)

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I just loved everything about this place. My xmas and new year was perfect.Could not be better.This city is just magical in every way. The weather is perfect . If you like taking pictures , you would have great time also. The mornings are just beautiful and evenings are romantic.

Visited December 2012
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Santiago, Chile
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“Charming walking days”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The walled city is definitely the most charming place on Cartagena, from numerous shops, to restaurants, street food and people watching it's a great place to spend days exploring. Constructions are beautiful, special mention to door knockers that I wish I knew more about their history. Walk under or on top, early on the day, sunset of later at night here one feels the history, the good vibe and the great smells and looks of Cartagena.

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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The walled city is amazing and breathtaking. Every turn nook and crany is interesting and there are many bars shops and restaurants to relax in along the way

Visited November 2013
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