Start your tour of the magnificent city of Cartagena de Indias with a panoramic view of San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, situated outside the walled city. This monumental fort is considered to be the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering in the New World. Its construction began in the year 1536 and lasted for 121 years. Entering the walled city, you'll stop for approximately 15 minutes for photos at San Francisco Battery giving you the opportunity to view the well-preserved 16th century houses, churches, plazas and museums. You'll walk about five blocks through narrow streets and passing beautiful balconies to reach Plaza de Bolivar, where the Inquisition Palace, cathedral and Gold Museum are located. Visit San Pedro Claver Church and Monastery, built in homage to the protector of slaves, constitutes another point of interest within the walled city. Enjoy a folkloric show during your visit to the Heredia Theater. This monument was built of the ruins of an old Mercy Church (1625) to commemorate the centenary of the independence (1911) and restored as a cultural center for theater and musical performances. A bottle of water or soft drink will be served upon arrival at the theater. Before the return to your ship, your last stop will be at Bocagrande – the most modern area of Cartagena – with its shopping center of Pierino Gallo.
(1 Review) 1
Rating Snapshot(1 review)
1 of 1(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Highlights Of Cartagena & Folkloric Show
Review 1 for Highlights Of Cartagena & Folkloric Show
Cartagena is a city with a rich culture and heritage. This tour gave us a great taste of it. It's hot and humid in Cartagena, but we rode in a very comfortable air conditioned bus. Our guide, Ben, gave us great information at each stop. The Folkloric show was quite entertaining. It was fascinating to see the fusion of African, Spanish and Native Indian dance and music. It's interesting to see the contrast of the historical Old Walled City with the contemporary vibe of the new city. I highly recommend this excursion for anyone who likes to learn a lot while also having fun.