Half-day tour (3-5 hours)
English, Espanol, Francais
Panoramic tour of the city, where you can enjoy the colonial architecture which is full of colorful squares, churches, cathedrals, and convents. In addition, it was the most important port in South America for the Spanish crown where the treasures of the new Granada and the Viceroyalty of Peru were storage.
Cartagena was the economic epicenter of the Spaniards in South America, which made it the target of pirates and corsairs in the Caribbean that in turn caused the most heroic and fearsome naval battles in the continent to be fought, and therefore in this city It was walled and fortified with the largest defense system in the Caribbean.
You will visit the Convent of “La Popa” founded and built from 1606-1611, which is located on a mountain at 140mts altitude and where the virgin patron saint of the city (Virgen de la Candelaria), and then reach the largest Caribbean fortification The Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, which was witness and executioner in the most epic naval battle of the Caribbean in 1741 against Admiral Vernon, and finally will make a tour of about an hour walking in the old city visiting its squares, churches, and monuments, being part of this magnificent city of the Colombian Caribbean.
-30% discount on bookings from 4 people (adults) onwards
We will pick you up at the time you choose between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm.
We will take a panoramic tour of the bay of Cartagena where we will talk about the pirate attacks on the city and the defense strategies during the time.
In the fort of San Felipe, we will walk through the largest fortress in the Caribbean and we will talk about the largest naval attack in history in 1741 after the Normandy landings in the Second World War.
We will arrive at the highest place in the city, where we will talk about the La Popa convent (construction and characters) and its importance for the city (festivities and religion), and also about Cartagena society (structure and composition).
We will end with a walk through the walled city, where we will visit its squares, churches, cathedrals, and we will tell the history of Cartagena through the architectural and social transformation.
Returning to the hotel or the place you choose within the touristic area.