Cartagena de Indias is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in America. Its historic center (walled by fortifications built in the colonial period) still boasts original architecture and nowadays displays infinite colors that fill this city with the typical Caribbean life and joy. Its fascinating history as one of the pearls of that time - a depository for great treasures, a slave port for the colonies - bestows an immense importance to this patrimonial “city of humanity”. Stories of large-scale pirate attacks are present in each of the fortifications that remain intact today.
Start time: 8:00 o 14:00
Duration: 4 Hours
The City-Tour starts by visiting Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, the biggest military construction ever built by the Spanish in their colonies. On this walk of approx. 1 hour we can appreciate
this masterpiece of military architecture in coral stone and get a good idea about the defense strategy of the city. Afterwards we continue with a visit to the Convento San Pedro Claver
Museum, former Jesuit Cloister (1605) and home of the "Slave of the Slaves“. To finish, we will have a walking tour of approx. 2 hours to the most beautiful squares, churches and streets of
the Historical Center.
OPTIONAL LA POPA CONVENT: In this variation, after visiting the San Felipe Fort and before heading to the Historical Center, there is a visit to the Cerro de La Popa, an old Augustinian convent located 150 meters high - the highest point of the city. This variation is performed instead of the visit to the San Pedro Claver Museum.