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Walled City of Cartagena

Calle 41, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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“walled city” (996 reviews)
“narrow streets” (125 reviews)
“street vendors” (210 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Calle 41, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

During daytime very nice, though making it car free would make it even better. At night hookers, charlatans and other dubious gents will try to get your attention. Never felt unsafe (saying this as a man) but it lost some charm because of that.

Thank Maarten J
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a treasure! Wandering around the walled city so full of vibrant colours and sound. Great spot for restaurants, entertainment.

Thank X11725
Reviewed 3 days ago

Authentic old world city. Nothing fake about it. If you want to get the feel (a bit claustrophobic to me) of what a city was 500 years ago this place will do it. A lot of the streets are dedicated to looting tourists via quaint...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking tour of the city - visit churches and local artists - interesting shows by the local people - interesting things to buy

Thank Drtom1985
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my first time in Cartagena. It was total cultural immersion for me. I found the walled city to be utterly charming, very old and people very much tried to please. The best bet is to walk the streets with no plan in mind...More

1  Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed for a few days , we were impressed with how clean the streets of the city are. A very interesting mix of small cozy european streets , hispanic culture, soul and caribbean spirit everywhere. A lot of interesting stores in very different price...More

Thank Stef K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The old, walled part of the city is filled with beautiful examples of colonial architecture. If you haven't been to an old, colonial city before, you'll absolutely love it. But if you've already seen several examples of old, colonial cities, Cartagena isn't particularly unique. Beautiful,...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This city is by far the most historic place I've ever visited. The city is so cozy with beautiful streets and the people is most valuable price this place has. Authentic, honest and very funny, they make you feel like home and very safe to...More

Thank Bebe D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did our tour through a company called Dora the Explorer. Terrific tour guide, and very knowledgeable about the history and culture. Lots to see, but very very hot. Don't forget a hat, sunscreen and water.

1  Thank lizzy310
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visually stunning the impressive walls extend for miles with small entrances to within,the fortress has original cannons everywhere and the thickness of the outside walls would have been impregnable to attacks,the city within has lots of character with small plazas packed with boutiques and tiny...More

1  Thank talentpicker
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What Jewish sights can we see
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Maria Elena L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see anything. Try googling! Good luck!
Jewish sights in Cartagena
May 22, 2017|
Response from nuwandabob | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I don't if it's helpful, but there is a Sephardi Synagogue called the "Centro Israelita Sefardí de Cartagena". I've never been and don't know it it's a "sight", but if your interested it's located in: calle 29a... More
Were you on a cruise ship? We'll be in the port for only 6 hours and are debating taking a cruise sponsored excursion or taking a cab or something into the old town and doing it on our own. Any advice would be appreciated.
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Jerry T | Reviewed this property |
Don't pay for a tour. The old city is small enough to walk. Use trip advisor and open the map. It will tell you where all the things you may want to see are. Hint, Museo de Oro, the gold museum is the coldest AC in... More