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The Walled City and Getsemani neighborhood are a must-see in Cartagena and the best way to get an introduction is by taking this free walking tour. Join our friendly local guide and a group of fun travelers at Plaza de la Aduana. Walk along the main streets and discover the fascinating contrast between history and the youthful spirit the place is known for. Visit Las Bovedas, Plaza de la Trinidad, Plaza Santo Domingo, and have a gastronomic experience and more in some local traditional spots.
Meeting point: Plaza de la Aduana
Starting time: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m
Suggested tip: 10 USD
We get you. You prefer to know new places on your own. Just let us walk you through the main sites and give you useful insights into the city so you can enjoy it more.
Meet new people and our guide at Plaza de la Aduana and let him show you what the Walled City and Getsemaní have hidden away. This free walking tour in Cartagena is available in English and Spanish and you will find one of our guides holding the black umbrella at the meeting point.
You will start strolling around the colonial and colorful houses as you know more about the main squares and bastions that traced our path to independence. You will visit Santo Domingo’s square and church, the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandría (Saint Catherine of Alexandria) among others of great cultural importance.
Afterwards, you will be headed to Getsemani neighborhood which is knowing for having a bohemian spirit. Its streets and alleys boast colors and the lively, friendly, and charismatic spirit of locals who gather outside their houses and welcome everyone who walks by. Stroll around picturesque pieces of street art paintings along some of the most important streets Calle de la Sierpe, Calle San Juan, Calle de la Media Luna, Calle Larga, among others. You’ll get to see some of the best graffiti authors.
From local beers to typical coconut and fruit sweets you will have the chance to taste the best flavors in local places around Cartagena’s historic center. We know you will end up wanting to discover more of Cartagena, the Heroic city: a city that welcomes everyone.
The most advisable thing is that you wear layers of clothing that you can remove as the day progresses. Jeans, hoodies, cotton t-shirts, sneakers, sunglasses, boots, and jackets are the most used pieces of clothing.
The weather in Cartagena is usually warm (above 27 C°). However, the tour operates in all weather conditions. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, sunscreen and bringing water to keep hydrated.
Although you don't have to pay a ticket for this tour, leaving a tip is a good sign of appreciation. This tour has a suggestion of USD 10, however it depends on your level of satisfaction.
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