Walled City of Cartagena

Walled City of Cartagena: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Walled City of Cartagena Reviews: 4.5/5

Walled City of Cartagena
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Dave E
Salinas, Ecuador112 contributions
Very interesting
Jun 2021
We walked all over and saw many things found nice park to catch a short break . I really liked the Pegasus horses by the clock tower
Written June 21, 2021
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Kayl_D
575 contributions
Must do
Apr 2021
Walked through the area several times during our visit. Historic and lively area. Great rooftop restaurants, shops, and just day to day life in Cartagena.
Written May 4, 2021
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jtrejoruiz
Lake Saint Louis, MO12 contributions
STAY AWAY!!!!
Apr 2021
Is you like going 5 seconds without being harassed by stubborn street vendors, prostitutes, scammers, and all types of street trash then you might like this place. If you want a peaceful vacation with nice beaches where you’re in no danger of getting robbed by a street vendor for declining buying from them they I suggest you avoid Cartagena all together and just head to Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Possibly one of the worst experiences in my life!!! Sure there’s nice people and places to see but all the unregulated bullsh it that goes on makes it not worth it! PS don’t think you’re safe just because there’s cops around, most of the time they’re the ones extorting tourists with threats of jail and deportation which by that point deportation sounds like a blessing!
Written April 23, 2021
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michele200929
Marlton, NJ50 contributions
Worth a visti
Apr 2021
Cartagena had been on my "want to see" list for awhile. Due to COVID I have had to cancel several trips to various countries. When I saw that we could travel to Colombia from the US (I am fortunate to be vaccinated) I figured now was the perfect time to take a trip for a few days.
I stayed in the Walled City which I would recommend. It was what I was expecting having traveled to other countries in Central and South America. There are pretty buildings, balconies and flowers. A lot of little shops and restaurants.
The streets are not clean nor well maintained, but again, this did not surprise me. And yes, it does smell in places. It's a very distinct rotting ocean-y smell. Every shop or restaurant I went into was clean however. Everyone was obeying the mask mandate.
I have seen people complaining about the street vendors. They are annoying and non stop and all selling basically the same things. Just say no, gracias and ignore them. Don't make eye contact. The only issue I had was when I was sitting on a bench clearly trying to cool off and enjoy the ocean breeze and they would approach me. When I was walking around I tried to be more patient since I understand this is how they earn they money and without the cruise ships dropping off thousands of people a day they have really suffered.
Cartagena is not the only place with annoying street vendors, trust me.
Cartagena is a 2.5 hour flight from south Florida. It was worth it for a couple days. You do not need more than 3 days here in my opinion. Stroll around, enjoy the interesting architecture and food crawl your way down the streets.
Written April 18, 2021
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glen555
Sevenoaks, UK24 contributions
Terrible Crime
May 2020
Its the worse country I have ever visited. It was a very interesting place and pretty like an old Spanish town but everyone here will try to rob you if you go out at night. Really bad criminal gangs, girls working on the street. The taxi rides are bad too you agree a price then they double it when you arrive at yr hotel. The Police at the airport were nasty too, I would not go there again even if you paid me..
Written April 17, 2021
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Neil P
Houston, TX779 contributions
Poorly maintained
Apr 2021
On the positive side - it’s more or less authentic. But the place is so poorly maintained with pot holes everywhere ans people trying to sell you junk I would simply a AOID. Oh wait it’s pretty much the only thing to do in this town so simply avoid the whole city Sorry needs some work
Written April 6, 2021
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saschabhh
Melbourne, Australia98 contributions
Traditional yet cosmopolitan
Apr 2020
Beautiful people, buildings, food, music and scenery! We loved walking through the city at any time of the day or evening.
Written March 28, 2021
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Julian M
Bogota, Colombia5 contributions
Terrific place!
Mar 2021 • Couples
Always love to visit this great city. The colonial architecture, the sunny days, the great restaurants and shops make you forget about everything else.
Written March 26, 2021
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Daniel T
Bogota, Colombia3 contributions
Particular smell in the plaza
Mar 2021 • Solo
The walled city it's beautiful, a lot of restaurants and things to view and do, butthe smell it's very particular
Written March 23, 2021
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Morgan B
Cali, Colombia40 contributions
Very cool - but prepare to be harassed
Feb 2021 • Solo
I like Cartagena. But the peddlers can be extreme. They will sometimes follow you, speaking fast, trying to overwhelm you. I was even called racist. I understand they are trying to make money, but it’s too aggressive.
Written March 7, 2021
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