Guided tour

Cartagena: Walled City Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Guianza Express SAS

Cartagena: Walled City Walking Tour

Activity provider: Guianza Express SAS

From US$ 42.55 per person

Take a walking tour through the beautiful buildings, charming doors, plazas and monumental walls of historic Cartagena to learn the more about its history.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • See all the main sights of the walled city of Cartagena
  • Learn about the colonial history of the city
  • Visit San Pedro Claver Church and the Inquisition palace
Full description
Start in the Plaza de Santa Teresa, where you can see the contrast between the colonial buildings of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries as well as a beautiful stretch of walls at Baluarte San Francisco Javier. Continue to San Juan De Dios Street until reaching San Pedro Claver church where you will take a guided tour of approximately 30 minutes. Later on, pass through the Aduana Plaza, Coches plaza, and Proclamation Square to visit the Plaza de Bolivar and the palace of the Inquisition. This palace was created in colonial times to punish all those people against the Catholic Church. Enter the palace with your guide to learn more about this infamous site. Continue to the square of the Inquisition, Plaza Santo Domingo and alley of the stirrups where you will reach the Santo Domingo baluarte. From there, visit the Café del Mar restaurant, known as having the best view of the sunset in the city of Cartagena. Continue with a short tour of the wall and visit some other plazas and streets until reaching the Las Bovedas handcrafts market, which is the final point of the tour.
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to San Pedro Claver church
  • Entrance to the Inquisition Palace
  • Food and drink

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

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I was VERY happy with the tour. I was actually alone, so it was more like a private tour. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and had answered everything that I asked him. The pace of the tour was slow, and I didn't feel being rushed at all. We also met on time and the specific meeting point. I can honestly say that this was one of the best guided tours that I have done.

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February 24, 2022

A very interesting walking tour of the Walled City and Getsemaní. Álvaro is an experienced guide with the credentials to talk about the history and culture of Cartagena. Recommended, without a doubt.

August 19, 2022

Al was great, we really enjoyed the tour with him.

August 15, 2022

Product ID: 302618