Walled City of Cartagena, Cartagena

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Wander the historical streets of Walled City of Cartagena, an old district full of vibrant colonial architecture and heritage sites. Surrounded by 11 km (6.8 mi) of thick stone walls, the old city was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century. The vast fortifications, begun after an attack by Francis Drake, took two centuries in total to complete, as the city faced frequent damage from storms and pirate attacks. As well as the historical churches, mansions, plazas, and other buildings, the area boasts plentiful restaurants, cafes, and street vendors. Consider checking the cruise schedule before planning your visit: the old town clogs with tourists when several cruise ships unload on the same day. Walled City of Cartagena is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Cartagena Edition.
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  • The walled city is really beautiful, it is worth visiting and doing the tour both in the day and at night. If you go in the day bring a lot of water and comfortable shoes because you walk a lot, at the entrance of the city you will find girls dressed in places and just in case they offer to take a photo and charge you, preferable negotiate the price and in the night the tour in cart it is the maximum, you can negotiate the price with the reels and enjoy it because it is nice to appreciate the city at that time, with all the gala of lights. You also find many commercial shops, i particularly struck to find one of the DESIGUAL brand and also that of LEONISA, with very cheap prices, much cheaper than in Peru, you have to save the shopping, the ballots and order the VAT refund at the airport, preferable to go on time because you can find a lot of people in the queue. I also recommend that the change from dollars to Colombian currency do it in the walled city because you are paid more and can vary the price from place to place, so there you can go looking where it suits you best, besides all this of course you find many sites interesting to eat or have a coffee. The visit to this place was very highly available.
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  • It is known history, architecture, has good restaurants and places to have a few drinks, you take good photos, you should visit.
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  • Lovely city with a great art and food scene. I highly suggest that you visit. The people are very friendly, great vacation experience
  • Very safe area with all of the locals and tourists. Lots of fun entertainment also (belly dancers, body paint, Michael Jackson, break dancers, etc.). Prices are reasonable and a lot of history here. Definitely the main attraction for Cartagena. You will be heavily sold to/solicited, so be warned.
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