Walled City of Cartagena, Cartagena

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 12,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great to see the city so well preserved. The buildings are amazing, and visitors may take the horse-drawn cart ride and travel in time. 
  • I loved, despite the heat, glasses, hat, sunscreen and water and enjoy! It has a wonderful, unforgettable pass view and take a picture outside the House of the Gabo
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  • Cartagena manages to combine the modern with the old. Stroll through the narrow streets with flowered balconies of the walled city is extremely recommended. Walking the streets that were used by the ancient pirates, merchants, nobility in General and especially for being the city of Gabriel Garcia Marques, where they develop some of his novels, is a trip back in time. Spectacular cuisine for all tastes and pockets.
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