Walled City of Cartagena, Cartagena
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Wander the historical streets of Walled City of Cartagena, an old district full of vibrant colonial architecture and heritage sites. Surrounded by 11 km (6.8 mi) of thick stone walls, the old city was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century. The vast fortifications, begun after an attack by Francis Drake, took two centuries in total to complete, as the city faced frequent damage from storms and pirate attacks. As well as the historical churches, mansions, plazas, and other buildings, the area boasts plentiful restaurants, cafes, and street vendors. Consider checking the cruise schedule before planning your visit: the old town clogs with tourists when several cruise ships unload on the same day. Using our online itinerary creator, Cartagena attractions like Walled City of Cartagena can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is very nice to explore this picturesque town with houses painted in different colors and be able to visit the home of garcia marquez
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  • I have never been sunburnt in my life, Jamaica, Mexico, and Cuba couldn't touch me. I walked the beautiful wall numerous times and I was shedding skin in a day. Prepare for it and ensure you do it. Hi...  more »
  • We liked very much, both day and night. It gives for walk and take something on the wall. Many churches and places to visit
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  • Much culture Street
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