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Walled City of Cartagena

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Calle 41, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Walled City of Cartagena is a must see for anyone visiting Cartagena. So much history. The city is filled churches, beautiful colonial buildings, shopping, restaurants and dancing. Great to just take a stroll or ride horse and carriage through the streets. There is something...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great to walk in early evening, watch the sunset. Have a drink, listen to music. A lot of action at sunset

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nycindi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely beautiful city to wonder around. A number of plazas, pretty streets, interesting monuments and fascinating churches. We loved it. Sometimes you did get bothered by people trying to sell things but we never felt threatened.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lottelli
Reviewed yesterday

I only had a few hours, but would have spent much more if I could. So many neat corners and stores and historic spots.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daniel J
Reviewed yesterday

Just walking around this beautiful part of Cartagena is great. Getting lost in its streets is wonderful. Additionally, there are great restaurants, bars and coffee places. The downside is that these places are usually pricey, but you can always walk to Getsemaní, for more affordable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DavidPerezReyna
Reviewed 2 days ago

Colonial architecture, several plazas, and important history. Good food and coffee. We went there several times but stayed at the intercontinental. Very enjoyable to stroll through the walled city- wear good shoes and watch your step because pavement and sidewalks are uneven. The hawkers can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marsp0re
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went on a self-guided tour as part of a cruise excursion. The city is beautiful with its historic architecture, tropical flowers, and view of the blue Caribbean. I wish we had more time to spend there (only 2-3 hrs) so I could actually learn about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank missflutie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see. Full of history, shopping and dining. Be prepared to be bombarded with street vendors and performers wanting money.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thecrazycpa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this but be prepared for very hpt weather. I would suggest carrying wipes in your purse as you will undoubtefly buy an ice cream that will promptly roll down your arm!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cynthia_osofsky1308
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great place to walk around and see the old architecture and style from the past. Love the old doors and vines with flowers on the buildings.

Date of experience: January 2019
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jackiecha2017
January 5, 2019|
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Response from campabrok | Reviewed this property |
The taxis are regular size cars. Usually fits 3-4 people
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571tawnyr
December 26, 2018|
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Response from Sa-i44 | Reviewed this property |
We found Cartagena to be inexpensive. There is no beer sold in the street, but there sure is great fruit and coffee.
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Susan M
December 4, 2018|
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Response from vitahawk | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The water is actually considered safe, but even locals drink bottled water. We always bring a cipro prescription with us when traveling in Mexico or South America.
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Chorlton_lady
Manchester, United Kingdom
My amazing holiday to Colombia (my trip report) (2 Replies)
Firstly before writing my trip report I would like to thank the many people on here who have helped me plan my trip. There are too many people to mention everybody but I would like to thank playa4u and Marcela for their help deciding how to spend my time in Bogota and my most grateful thanks of all go to bjsabina for her help with everything to do with Cartagena. Bjsabina your help and advice really ensured we had the most fantastic holiday ever, thank you. This trip report is longer than...More
January 15, 2011|
Response frombjsabina|
Thanks so much for your kind words; I'm so glad you had a wonderful time in Colombia and agree with me that Cartagena is an amazing place to be. You're right - it's just a lovely buzz while you're in this great city!