Walled City of Cartagena, Cartagena
(4.8/5 based on 13,000+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • A mystical place with much history and walk its streets day and night, something new and the facades of their houses and their churches are spectacular
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  • We were there on a cruise so all we did get to see was the beautiful walled City of Cartagena and found wonderful architecture, flowers, cathedral and fantastic art and art sculpture. Wonderful trip. 
  • This is the point, where you will visit nearly every night. The site is surrounded by restaurants, besides being Rico in the historic part. I'm glad I've met and is worth a visit in Cartagena.
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  • Much culture Street
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