The Rise of the Wall City. Cartagena Sensorial Audiowalk Part 2

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  • Audio Guide
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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 40 min

This tour can be done independently of the self-guided tour to Cartagena Fortress: The Rise of the Wall Part I. The voice of Antonio Arévalo, one of the builders of the fortress, is your narrator on this special audio walk. He embarks on a journey back in time to show you the walls of Cartagena, with special commentary on the engineering marvels that were designed to protect the city from pirate attacks. Your tour begins just outside the Bovedas, where you'll learn how they were used as Republican prisons in colonial times and now serve as an exhibition space and selling point for handicrafts from all over Colombia. You will walk on the wall and discover the Santa Clara bastion and see the house of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Your narrator will ask you questions along the way and make everything you learn about the architectural elements entertaining and exciting. You will hear the poem by Daniel Lemaitre that inspired the monument that you can see from this place.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: SOUNDWALKRS

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Las Bovedas

You will start the tour in the Cuartel de las Bóvedas or Vault Barracks and learn all about the construction and their purpose in the defense of the city

Pass By: Baluarte del Santa Clara

Follow Antonio de Arévalo as he points out the monuments around the beautiful landscape.

Pass By: Baluarte de la Merced

The narrator creates a unique atmosphere as he tells you more on the way he has participated in building this old walls to protect the city.

Pass By: Baluarte de la Santa Cruz

You will learn all the characteristics and features composing the fortress.

Pass By: Baluarte de Santo Domingo

Today this bastion is a perfect sunset spot for visitors, but it was the very first bastion created. Get to know the stories behind its creation.

Pass By: Baluarte de San Francisco Javier

Get to know the story of the two walls and the anecdote and controversies behind.

Pass By: Torre del Reloj

After walking the walls of Cartagena and understanding the rise of the walled city you will conclude this tour in one of the most iconic monuments of the city the Clock Tower.

Pass By: Plaza de los Coches


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