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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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$17.00*
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Cartagena Nightlife Tour by Chiva Bus
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$72.00*
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Cartagena Horse and Carriage Night Ride Including Dinner
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$27.48*
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Cartagena Small Group Walking Tour

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nice architecture, nice shopping

it's great to just walk around this part of town. Many shops and restaurants. Atms', musea and everything is nice and colourful

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Franeker, The Netherlands
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Franeker, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it's great to just walk around this part of town. Many shops and restaurants. Atms', musea and everything is nice and colourful

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There is lot of security around, If you need to take a cab make sure to negotiate the price before you are in the cab.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Took about two centuries to build. You can walk most of it . F you have gone to Luca in Italy, has a similar feeling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying in the old town, meant that we could walk outside our door and wander through this magnificent architecture with narrow streets and lanes. Beautiful!

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Paris, France
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Really nice place to visit for 3 days. Beautiful architecture (colonial), nice but expensive hotels and very good restaurants.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The walled city was established in 1533 and eas the main town used by the Spanish in the conquest of South America. It is extremely well maintained and has great character with many interesting buildings, churches , small shops and restaurants. It was named after Cartagena in Spain.

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This is such a cool place to visit. The type of place I could live. Unfortunately, they ruin it with three major flaws. 1- The beach is filthy. It is not kept clean. 2- The taxis are rude as can be. They drive down these tiny streets and honk at people to make them look. When you look they ask... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cartagena has to be one of my favorite cities, It is a photographer's delight with beautiful balconies, and old buildings, The fortress walls are slightly in pieces to make way for "progress", but they are great to walk and experience. Great sunrises and sunsets, incredible food, music (I love the Cuban neighborhood of San Pedro). Oh yeah, did I mention... More 

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Ozona, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had no idea this beautiful historic city had so much to offer. The best thing we did was get off the ship first thing and taxi to town. Businesses were just opening so we had the streets to ourselves. My husband loves photographing buildings and balconies and this area rivaled cities in Spain and Italy. Enjoyed shops for coffee... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Walled City is beautiful and a super place to visit to meander through the streets, shops, and such. The only negative with the walled city, as is the case with any tourist stop in Cartagena, is the persistent and somewhat annoying vendors. It somewhat reminded me of a piece of candy being swarmed by ants on the ground-and we... More 

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