Things to do in Cartagena
Cartagena de Indias: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
This tour goes back through time into the legendary walled city of Cartagena de Indias. Hear stories about ancient fortresses, pirate attacks and what made Cartagena the wealthiest port the colonial world. Discover what inspired the magical realism in the novels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Journey along the stone walls and cobbled streets of this world heritage site. Our trip begins at the India Catalina monument and then goes into the city via the San Diego neighborhood entrance. We'll get a perfect view of how the defenders of Cartagena warded off attackers. We'll then enter the heart of the walled city, making our way to Plaza de Santo Domingo.We'll take in the beautiful architecture, magical atmosphere and sultry characters that make Cartagena one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
Into the Walls of The City: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Cartagena de Indias
Since it's founding in 1533, Cartagena has truly been a place of timeless wonder. The walls of this port city have been witness to the ebb and flow of people and history. On this tour, we'll uncover the stories and characters that have made this UNESCO Heritage site the world-famous gem it is today. We'll start our journey at the entrance of the city and wind our way along it's cobbled streets. Along the way, we'll take in beautiful plazas, incredible colonial architecture and an atmosphere that makes this city one of a kind from pirate attacks to miracles, local delicacies to sublime architecture. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Perfect for the “I don’t like to look like a tourist” kind of people who want to take some time and feel the pulse of Cartagena de Indias.
Air Conditioning Bus transfer
Cartagena is the perfect city to travel with the familly that´s why we are offering you a bus transfer with air conditioning vehicle. We offer bust transfer from the airport to Hotels located in the walled city ,New City and the North of Cartagena as well as whatever transfer you need in the city of Cartagena. All our drivers are proffessional and available to help you .
Monasterio de la Popa, tickets de entrada
The Spaniards when it was discovered since last year as Cerro la Galera, and its top La Popa de la Galera. The Cerro de La Popa was in the sixteenth century a land covered in very wild jungle plagued by poisonous species in which the inhabitants of Cartagena of the time rarely ventured. The laws associated with the presence of the devil and the evil spirits in the shape of a goat were also united to the leafy weeds and poisonous animals. It has the legend that the Augustinian friar Fray Alonso de la Cruz. This allowed him to build a church on the hill of La Popa to end the tributes offered to the evil spirit that lived there. In 1610 the construction works begin.
Private Transfers in air conditioning buses
Inmediately you book the Private transfer in air conditioning bus we will provide you with the informatión of Driver and vehicle and other details . It is very important you to give us all the informatión we need , such as : Date of se service ,number of passengers, Pick up time,Locatión and destiny where you go. Our Driver will pick you up at time and place you have inform us If you want we to pick you up Our Driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport (National or international arrivals)
Private Airport Transfer: Rafael Nuñez International Airport (CTG) to Cartagena
Book here your safe and reliable Private Airport Transfer from Rafael Nuñez International Airport (CTG) to your hotel or destination within the Cartagena city area. Our service operates across 150+ countries and 1500+ airports with an excellent customer satisfaction rating of 9/10 based on 35k+ reviews. - Fixed price with no hidden costs after booking. - Modern cars only. - Certified professional drivers. - Meet&Greet Service: We welcome you at the airport arrivals hall holding a board with your name. - 24/7 Customer Support (English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Portuguese). - Your flight is delayed? We wait for you up to 90min with no extra charge!
Private Airport Transfer: Cartagena to Rafael Nuñez International Airport (CTG)
Book here your safe and reliable Private Airport Transfer from your hotel or location within the Cartagena city area to Rafael Nuñez International Airport (CTG). Our service operates across 150+ countries and 1500+ airports with an excellent customer satisfaction rating of 9/10 based on 35k+ reviews. - Fixed price with no hidden costs after booking. - Modern cars only. - Certified professional drivers. - 24/7 Customer Support (English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Portuguese).
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Historic Free Tour Slavery and Gethsemane Heritage
We will walk streets with stories of slavery, market and port. Gethsemane, tradition and culture. three races that mix in the suburb to give rise to the true Cartagena.
The Great Battle: Fort of San Felipe: Resistance and Glory
Relive the moments of the greatest naval battle this hemisphere has ever seen. Like no other tour, you will travel back in time to become one of the soldiers defending Cartagena from Vernon's attacks. In this unique 3D sound experience, you will learn about the different locations where the enemy was spotted and the key elements of military engineering that were strategic for the defense of Cartagena. As you are amazed by the monument inside, you will hear about the Jenkins ear story, and the impam.
Getsemaní Neighborhood: Tradition, stories and streets
On this special audio tour you will get to know Getsemani, one of the coolest neighborhoods in Cartagena. The pirate Black Bart takes you on this peculiar tour of Getsemani. Get ready to laugh and discover, because this narrator is very eccentric. Black Bart will start in Arsenal Street and tell you the famous story of Pedro Romero, better known as "Matancero", a local hero and martyr who led the Cartagena uprising against the colonists. You will discover the Plaza del Pozo and the artwork of Carmona, a famous Colombian contemporary artist. On your tour, you will discover the stories behind the neighborhood's names, such as "Las Chancletas", Lomba and Angosto y Ancho Street. Towards the end of the tour, you'll hear a spooky story about Sierpe Street and the witch who inhabited the neighborhood. The soundwalk ends with you learning the legend of "Tripita y Media" and Maravilla Street.
The Rise of the Wall City. Cartagena Sensorial Audiowalk Part 1
Walk the city walls of Cartagena with our special audio tour and commentary provided by the voice of Antonio Arévalo, one of its creators. You'll start at the bastion of San Pedro Martir and see the fortress of San Felipe from afar. Your narrator will explain the reasons why these great fortresses and the different elements of colonial military technology that made them the best defensive weapon against pirate attacks for centuries. You will pass by the old bullring of Serrezuela and the bastion of St. Lucas and St. Catalina. You'll hear about the colonial-era water reserves that were built inside the fortress. The tour ends with an entertaining quiz where you can test your newly acquired knowledge. And if you are lucky, you can visit the cistern with special 3D sound effects. This tour can be done independently of the Cartagena Fortress: The Rise of the Wall part II.
The Rise of the Wall City. Cartagena Sensorial Audiowalk Part 2
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.
Republican Architecture Tour in Cartagena: Behind the History
An elegant and distinguished character comes to life and takes you on a journey to the architectural jewels of Cartagena. Your narrator on this soundwalk is Luis Felipe Jaspe, creator of the famous tower clock and many other monuments in Cartegena. The tour begins in a street named after him, where he points out the house where he used to live. He will also show you the house of his old neighbour, the famous poet known as Tuerto Lopez. As you walk through the city, you will see and hear special comments and highlights about the tower clock. As you walk through the city at your own pace, you will discover the stories of the martyrs executed by Murillo. You will learn about Cartagena's republican past and discover the features of colonial and republican architecture. The audio tour ends in Cabrero, in front of the church where Rafael Nuñez, former president of Colombia and author of the national anthem, is buried.
Ghost of Downtown: Fear in the streets. Cartagena Sensorial Tour
The ghost of Miguel Quero takes you on a journey into the stories of ghosts and mysteries that enclose the historic center of Cartagena. Learn about what the inhabitants of the city center have feared since colonial times. The tour begins in front of the Palace of the Inquisition. You will learn in a unique way about the legends of the evil spirit that inhabits the fountain in the Plaza de Santo Domingo. On Gastelbondo Street you will discover the story of Mahan and Maria Encarnacion on Mantilla Street. When you reach Don Sancho Street, you will learn the story of the headless Marín priest from the old newspaper El Mercurio. When you reach the San Diego neighborhood, you will learn the legend of the 7 infants and, finally, the tragic story of Miguel Quero, your narrator.
San Diego Neighborhood Tour: Legends, tradition and culture
The San Diego neighborhood is full of local legends and stories. On this special audio walk you will discover many of them, narrated by one of the most famous personalities who lived in this neighborhood during the colonial period, Miguel Quero. This audio walk starts in Calle San Pedro Martir and promises you a lot of gossip from the neighborhood. You will discover the different street names and learn why they were called that way. You'll also learn about the sad and famous story of the bullfighter El Pinturero, as the old bullring was located in this area. While admiring the balconies and colorful colonial houses, you will discover the unusual legend of "Calle Tumba Muertos". You will also pass by the house of the late writer Gabriel García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature. At the end of your tour, you will learn about the romantic and tragic story of "Romeo and Juliet" from San Diego.
Legends of the Streets of Downtown - Cartagena Audiowalk
An elegant and distinguished character comes to life and takes you on a journey to the architectural jewels of Cartagena. Your narrator on this soundwalk is Luis Felipe Jaspe, creator of the famous tower clock and many other monuments in Cartegena. The tour begins in a street named after him, where he points out the house where he used to live. He will also show you the house of his old neighbour, the famous poet known as Tuerto Lopez. As you walk through the city, you will see and hear special comments and highlights about the tower clock. As you walk through the city at your own pace, you will discover the stories of the martyrs executed by Murillo. You will learn about Cartagena's republican past and discover the features of colonial and republican architecture. The audio tour ends in Cabrero.
Pirate Tales Tour: To the conquest of the treasure of Cartagena
Starting from the bastion of Santo Domingo, this soundwalk will take you on an adventure to learn about all the pirate tales that Cartagena has to offer. The narrator of this special audio walk with 3D sound effects is a pirate himself. As you follow Black Bart's stories, he will tell you about his own adventures and the legends and heroes he knows. You will learn how piracy began in the Caribbean, starting from the controversies in Europe related to the Mare Clausum. As you explore the city, your guide will show you the different places where the raids took place. Be prepared to laugh and enjoy your walk as your narrator tells you the stories of Drake, Vernon, Hawkins, Robert Baal, Martin Cote and the crazy adventures of Baron de Pointis. You'll also learn about the pirate code and the reasons why Cartagena was such a coveted city for raids during the golden years of piracy.
The Inquisition and the people of Cartagena: Pain and Hope
Complement your visit with the official audio guide of the Museum of History of Cartagena. The museum director himself will welcome you in this historic colonial house, which has been the Museum of History since 1924. On the first floor you will have a sensory experience with this audiowalk and discover the history of the Inquisition and the people of Cartagena. Narrated by none other than Torquemada, one of the most famous inquisitors, and Paula Eguiluz, a mulata that was accused of heresy in this house before the Cartagena court, this tour will be unforgettable and captivating. You will learn all these stories in the newly renovated museum halls. The tour will then take you to the second floor, where the voice of the museum director with a special commentary will help you discover the history of Cartagena throughout the centuries.
Emerald Museum and Factory Tour
Take a guided tour through our rooms full of history and emeralds, before visiting the showroom with the finest selection of 18k gold and sterling silver jewelry and a wide collection of Colombian Emeralds. Only ISO 9001 certified jewelry company in the country, international guarantee, worldwide customer service.