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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  • The story hits, its significance and importance of every Colombian citizen from its construction until the identity of each one of them
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  • An excellent and very good decision is to walk the walled city, walk its streets in colonial style with Cuban influences... beautiful to contemplate their churches and houses with balconies... no risk no... also see hotel santa clara, Heredia theatre and walk along the wall... go shopping and buy... cute souvenir experience
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  • Visit both during the day as at night, which is more beautiful still. Full of little shops, Chariots, cafes, restaurants, bars. Be sure to watch the sunset.
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  • Much culture Street
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