1. Colombia
  2. Bolívar
  3. Cartagena
  4. San Felipe de Barajas Castle

Cartagena: Historic Tour Including Entry Fees

Product ID: 34437
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Discover the historical treasures of Cartagena on a half-day tour. Get an overview of the most important sites, and visit the Castle of San Felipe, the San Pedro Claver Church, and more. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from your local guide.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Please provide the name and address of your hotel while booking, so that the pickup can be arranged.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the sights of historic Cartagena with an expert local guide
  • Walk through the old city of Cartagena, visiting Torre del Reloj and the Plaza de la Aduana
  • Be astounded by the magnificent San Pedro Claver church
  • Explore the impressive architecture of Castillo de San Felipe and get to know its history
  • Visit La Popa monastery, and enjoy the stunning view of the city
Full description
This tour starts by picking you up at your hotel to take you to La Popa monastery, from where you can view Cartagena entirely from a watchpoint and learn about its history.
 
Afterwards, drive to Castillo de San Felipe, a strong fort built on top of a mountain by the Spanish as a strategic point to gain control of the bay, where incredible battles were fought during many centuries. Take the opportunity to admire the impressive architecture and history behind this fort. 

Continue with a walk through the historical center where you will visit Torre del Reloj, at Plaza de la Aduana, used for slave trade during the Colonial period. Then go to San Pedro Claver church, which was built in the second half of the 17th century, to finally visit Plaza de Bolivar.

Includes
  • Cartagena history tour
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)