History, art & architecture in the Walled City

4 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Explore this walled colonial city and its unique architectural treasures, a stone relic on the shores of the Caribbean built from XV Century with magnificent fortifications, walls, castles and bastions which have been linked to characters like Morgan, Drake, Vernon, Pointis, Hawkins and Leclerq. Along the walk, enjoy some snacks and drinks while you learn from your guide about the impressive history behind these walls highlighted by lofty watch towers and secret gates leading down to dark labyrinths, tunnels and fortresses that took more than 100 years of engineering, design and hard work and which has been preserved till nowadays. Also, you'll admire the beauty of the charming streets full of colors, graffiti, art, design and giant doors that open to show the immensity of Colonial Mansions that have been restored to become on luxury boutique Hotels, restaurants, shops, museums and bars.

Itinerary Details

You will be picked up at your accommodation in our air-conditioned vehicle by your personal concierge, a expert in Colonial architecture that will provide detailed and enough information about different properties where important events took place over XVI & XVII century. After a brief introduction to Cartagena´s architectonic jewels you will arrive at the first stop; Casa Rafael Nuñez, a Caribbean country-style house where the composer of our national anthem used to live. Some tales and shapes will be enough to fall in love with this place, but you´ll leave it for the next stop at the Old town. Here you will do what only a few can, enjoy by inside a visit to the most exclusive properties, learning about their building features and how they were influenced by Greek and Arabic architecture. The experience will end with a refreshing cocktail at a cozy terrace and a ride back to your accommodation.
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