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.
Please note, this free tour is not available for groups of more than 6 people.
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.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of 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.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).
Camellón de los Mártires
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.