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Walled City of Cartagena

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Calle 41, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been spending a month in several cities and Cartagena is #1 so far. The houses on the small charming streets have hooked me

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Don L
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great walled city, especially the colorful buildings within it. It's a manageable size and includes a reasonable police presence to keep everyone safe. There is a lot of history here, including museums, squares, and churches. It is quite touristy, but that's to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tenthlisten
Reviewed yesterday

We spend three day in the walled city and we enjoyed every bit of time. The city is in itself like a museum, the colonial colourful houses are beautiful and uniques. Very good restaurants for all budgets. Museums are not super interesting but if you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank vulpy
Reviewed yesterday

I take a daily morning walk here since my hostel is 5 minutes away. I see everything from here. One day, there were a row of police on motor cycles, guiding the President into the city. I tried to follow them, but they were too...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank A N
Reviewed yesterday

The walled city is full of people, energy and history. I gave this a five because the architecture is so wonderful. But there are a few caveats. Be warned that there are MANY vendors trying to hawk any number of things from water to hats...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank A R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very pretty city. Too many vendors on streets and sidewalks hawking everything imaginable. Shops are nice and quiet. Helpful staff inside shops. Felt safe. Mr. Emerald is the best. Wear bug repellent in daytime as the mosquitoes are thick and bite in daytime. This is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Old City is iconic and a must see. Our family with 4 teens visited every evening for dinner and shopping. Miserably hot midday. Keep valuables out of sight after dark. The atmosphere and history are not to be missed!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The knowledge of a walled city, where ancient architecture and traditions are well preserved, is a place to go without any doubt. Beautiful city for a trip with a couple.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jterrazasm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s a scenic and historic location, and it is a good place to get a feel for the local culture. The buildings and other structures are in reasonably good condition.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TeemanRacketman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much fresh fruit available, places to sit with shade, and outdoor restaurants to enjoy. Our young son was treated so well by everyone, and I was pregnant with our second. We had a sunrise photo shoot here as well, and it was pure perfection....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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6 January 2019|
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Response from davetG1727WW | Reviewed this property |
4 in a normal taxi. But ask at your reception for a little van.
27 December 2018|
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Response from Sa-i44 | Reviewed this property |
We found Cartagena to be inexpensive. There is no beer sold in the street, but there sure is great fruit and coffee.
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Response from vitahawk | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The water is actually considered safe, but even locals drink bottled water. We always bring a cipro prescription with us when traveling in Mexico or South America.