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Free Walking Tour of Cartagena de Indias
Activities in Cartagena de Indias

Free Walking Tour of Cartagena de Indias

9.60 / 10
The experience was excellent, a good opportunity to reactivate tourism, the guide who gave us the tour was very kind, he explained us too well and the truth is that thanks to this tour, the experience of knowing the history of Cartagena is more enjoyable !!! Thank you Yuliet for this free tour !!! Simply super good.
10 Isabella Vargas
  • Free
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Explore the colourful streets of Cartagena, see the city walls and the emblematic squares and discover the history of conquests and the inquisition. You'll fall in love with the city on this two-hour free walking tour.

Free Walking Tour of Cartagena de Indias

We'll meet on the Camellón de los Mártires walkway to start our walking tour around Cartagena. We'll head towards the city walls, named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and we'll arrive at the San Pedro Claver square. Here, we'll admire a church with the same name and our expert guide will tell us about the Spanish saint it represents.

We'll cross the old port of the city to reach the clock tower. With its yellow walls, this icon of the city has been welcoming locals and tourists since the 19th century. Next, we'll pass through another square, Plaza de los Coches, where we'll see the statue of Pedro de Heredia, the founder of Cartagena de Indias!

We'll continue discovering all about him in the Teatro Heredia theatre, and we'll travel back in time at the Palace of Inquisition. Did you know that this colonial house used to have torture chambers? After, we'll head to the Simón Bolívar Park, the green heart of the city.

We'll wander through the city's winding streets until reaching the Santa Catalina de Alajandría Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in South America. The dome, with its colours and details, has become one of the symbols of Cartagena.

Finally, we'll see the emblematic Plaza de la Aduana; a square which used to be the administrative centre of the city. Plus we'll see where Pedro de Heredia used to live and a statue of Christopher Colombus.

We'll finish the tour in the centre of the city.

Groups

Please note, this free tour is not available for groups of more than 6 people.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

More Information

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Camellón de los Mártires