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All reviews walled city street vendors narrow streets within the walls every corner old town colonial architecture walk around horse drawn carriage ride restaurants and bars lots of history del mar south america walking tour clock tower cruise ship
Put a whole historical district of Cartagena is walled in. It used to be a very fortified fort on the ocean. You can pretty much walk the entire perimeter of the wall and take pictures of the ocean as well as different attractions within the...More
There is so much hustle and bustle in the walled city. Everything you can dream of exists within these walls. We had a hotel outside of the walls so we would go in and out each day. There is excellent shopping, restaurants and history here.
Spending a week with a group exploring the city and find it really to hot during the daytime to enjoy. Unless you like a combination of heat and humidity, I would not recommend. I spent an hour and a half walking before noon and was...More
Beautiful city, full of history.. beautiful colonial old town. My americano man (white guy) and me (Hispanic American).
We have an amazing trip. The city is beautiful we walk so many miles in the walled city. Very safe if you staying inside the walled city....More
Beautiful place! The streets of the walled city are full of its history, breathing the culture, dance, music and art of Colombia. It's a must see! Great place for walking around in sandals and enjoying the hot weather! People sell lemonade on the streets -...More
Very nice historical city. Well kept and full of historical points. But, you get despointed with some tourists traps: taxis never have change to charge more, tip are required if you take a picture of local dressed people
We have been to Cartagena three times. On our first cruise there I did some research before hand and learned how to do the city without group tours. ( which I try to avoid) You do have to be careful on who you hire to take... More
We have been to Cartagena three times. On our first cruise there I did some research before hand and learned how to do the city without group tours. ( which I try to avoid) You do have to be careful on who you hire to take you around the city. As soon as you leave the cruise port there with be too many taxi drivers wanting your service. We did pass them up because they were just too pushy. We found a driver and explained what we wanted to see that day he gave us a price which we did not accept but told him how much we wanted to spend. Sorry but that tour was a few years ago and I can't remember how much we paid. He agreed. We went to La Poppa first which I would recommend because of the beauty of the Monastery and the beautiful view of Cartagena. Then he took us to the Fortress which we truly enjoyed but be prepared to do some walking. Our drive waited for us while we toured both places and then took us to the Walled City. We paid him there and told him we would take a taxi back to the ship. The Walled City is very interesting to take in. BE PREPARED TO GET BOTHERED BY ALL THE VENDORS!! TWICE I 'VE HAD THEM FOLLOW US AROUND THE WHOLE TIME WE WERE THERE.. JUST KEEP WALKING.. This past April they were really bad, Being we have been there 3 times I said never again. But please don't let this stop you from going there just learn to say no and keep walking!! Plus DO NOT take the first price they quote because they will always lower the cost of what you are interesting in!!