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Cartagena was always a desirable conquest for pirates and enemies of the Spanish Crown; and for this reason, the defense of the city from these threats was a question of priority for its inhabitants from the first decades of the existence of the...more
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A must in Cartagena. Do not miss the video in the Hospital as it is the perfect way to understand your visit and perhaps most of the history of this beautiful town. As usual in Cartagena, do not believe anything said by a street vendor....More
For about $8 USD, this offers great views of Cartagena and a glimpse of history. Shade is limited and it’s a bit of a climb to the top. Wear comfortable shoes and go as early as possible to avoid the heat and the crowds. As...More
The castle with the dungeons etc. is a must see! However, visit early in the morning or very late in the afternoon as it get very hot and uncomfortable. Also, ask the hotel concierge to find out if on the day you are planning to...More
You can use either. Price is cheaper with Pesos. But we charged it ourselves. Went to the fort from Celebrity cruise ship ourselves. A ride is required. You can't walk it. We took a taxi. Much cheaper than the... More
You can use either. Price is cheaper with Pesos. But we charged it ourselves. Went to the fort from Celebrity cruise ship ourselves. A ride is required. You can't walk it. We took a taxi. Much cheaper than the Celebrity transfers. As you walk off the ship, you will be hit by a crowd of taxis. You can negotiate. The further from the ship the better the price. There was another couple looking to go into town. We went together for a total cost of $20 for 4 people. Coming back was a little more difficult. A ton of taxis on the streets. But not all wanted to go to the ships. I think we paid the another $20 to get back with just the two of us. The fort is not like you see on Romancing the Stone. But definitely a must see. Enjoy!