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Cartagena: Walled City, San Felipe, La Popa Tour & Tastings

1. Cartagena: Walled City, San Felipe, La Popa Tour & Tastings

Whether you are short on time or you are wanting a complete Cartagena experience with no corners unturned, this private full-day tour is made so you can experience the city in the most complete way possible. Enjoy a local meal and visit sights such as San Felipe Castle and the Gold Museum. Start the day by meeting your local guide, who will pick you directly up from your hotel or address. Then, head first to the historic San Felipe Castle, the city’s old fortress built by Spaniards. Walk through the castle and let your guide bring back to life adventure stories of conquerors, treasures, and pirates, while you learn more about how Colombia became so mixed due to African, indigenous, and Spanish roots. Visit afterward the Walled City of Cartagena and stroll around the colonial and colorful houses as you get to know more about the main squares and bastions that traced the city’s path to independence. Visit Santo Domingo’s square and church, the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandría, and the Gold Museum. It wouldn’t be the perfect tour of Cartagena without tasting Colombia’s flavors, so you’ll have typical coconut sweets, fried arepa with egg, a traditional snack famous in the Caribbean Coast, and the raspao, a snow cone with a sugary, flavored syrup on top. If choosing the longer 8-hour tour option, you will finish your tour by going to the Convent of La Popa (Convent of the Stern), a viewpoint located at the top of a hill where the city, its sea, and one of its islands can be seen and photographed. Cartagena is not only the touristic capital of Colombia but one of the most memorable cities that holds Colombia’s history, making it a place for culture, tradition, and diversity, with many historic places and unique corners to discover.

Cartagena Grand City Tour

2. Cartagena Grand City Tour

The charm of Cartagena goes beyond the intriguing streets of the walled city. Visit the most significant treasures of the city accompanied by an expert guide. On the Grand City Tour of Cartagena you will enjoy the magic of the streets, churches, museums and squares of the old Cartagena. As you walk through the streets, be amazed by the contrast between the wealth and magnificence of Calamarí and the warmth and the colorful charm of Getsemaní. Visit the San Felipe fortress, the largest fortification of the Spanish colony, and La Popa Convent, the highest point of the city, to take in some impressive views. Stop in the famous Plaza de la Aduana, and walk further into the old city to the Plaza de Bolivar where you can enter the Inquisition Palace, one of Cartagena’s best examples of late colonial, local architecture.

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What people are saying about Palace of the Inquisition

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

The tour was educational and fun. We had Edgar as our tour guide, and he knew a lot about the city. It was great to learn more about the culture in Cartagena as well as the history of how the city was established. Edgar was very patient and amicable. Would highly recommend!

The tour was excellent and my tour guide Jhon was absolutely amazing! Very informative on the whole tour. I was very lucky I was the only person on this tour for that day so it made the experience even better than I imagined. Absolutely recommend the tour and tour guide.

Excellent guide Duran Duran, a lot of information, a lot of historical data, very flexible and friendly, I recommend it 100%

Excellent tours very explained and well organized, I recommend it. The guide Nelson Noriega very helpful and decent.

Amazing experience and Marco are your guide was simply amazing and knowledgeable!