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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  • All the beauty, magic and the history of Cartagena de Indias is in its incredible historic center. Good places to eat or drink, beautiful streets for strolling, meeting of many races and cultures.
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  • The journey through the cobbled streets of the walled city is an encounter with the past and the present is filled with history, picturesque places. You will find many places to buy handicrafts. The sector also has good hotels, restaurants, jewelry stores, boutiques... and although prices are high, in most of the sites attention is excellent a tour not to be missed on foot or in picturesque cars that roam the place
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  • Very beautiful and picturesque great for walking and visit sites where the time seems stopped. Good restaurants and great March
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  • Much culture Street
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