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Walled City of Cartagena

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Address: Calle 41, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Charming city

I understand what everyone is raving about, it is a wonderful city. Was very annoyed though by the constant buzz of street vendors, every vendor you pass (and there are a lot... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I understand what everyone is raving about, it is a wonderful city. Was very annoyed though by the constant buzz of street vendors, every vendor you pass (and there are a lot, believe me) needs to hear 4x 'no, gracias' before they leave you alone. And it must be said, it is a very very hot city :)

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful city and lots more buildings in the process of being restored. Free to wander around all day and several free museums unless you buy stuff e.g. Gold museum, emerald museum and chocolate museum.

Thank AvVida C
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived by cruise ship, there are maps available at a booth as you leave ship. Walk outside the Terminal to catch a taxi to Old Town but agree on a definite price by haggling before you leave, it's cheaper outside than inside the port. As you walk outside there is a mini zoo with exotic birds and monkeys, Flamingos... More 

Thank Nanette132
Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you cant miss the walled city, preferable with a native, it has so much history and colours, is simply beautifull DO IT.!

Thank colombiaexperience
Sacramento, California, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This city is so beautiful. There are shops, restaurants, churches inside. We tried a popsicle shop that was great. They have a market with shops.

Thank Margie C
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is basically the old island where Cartegana was established. The wall was built to keep out the invaders over time. Beautiful part of the old city. Worth the walk through. It has become a major shopping and restaurant area.

Thank chagresjim
San Fernando, Trinidad
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the city of Cartagena with all the vibrant colours and cost shops and restaurants! The ppl are very friendly

Thank Sher_TT
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, this city is gorgeous... the architecture is mind blowing, the verandahs and flowers and street art are breath taking. This is a city with a rich history that you can feel and see. However, beware, it is very touristy, and therefore expensive.

Thank jrzgrrrl
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Cartagena de Indias! Every corner with a colorful historic houses, beautiful restaurants. Weather is too hot in May. Stayed at Tcherassi Hotel and Spa, a 5 star highly recommended hotel, clean, beautiful decor, and georgeoys rooftop area.

Thank Maria Elena L
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a tour of Cartagena in a van with guide and driver that we found just outside the cruise ship terminal. First we stopped at San Felipe Fort then on to the craft market at Las Bovidas (The Dungeons) for longer than we wanted to shop. On to the Old Walled City, a UNESCO heritage site. Its rich history... More 

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