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  • Address: Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
  • Hours: Open Daily

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Las Bovedas Tours

At the northeastern corner of the old walled city is Cartagena’s grandest arcade, stretching with imperial purpose from Santa Clara to Santa Catalina Fortress. Behind the 47 painted archways are a string colorful souvenir shops, well stocked with all the emeralds, Botero knockoffs, hammocks, hats and molas that your coworkers and catsitters might desire. These unusually proportioned alcoves are interspersed with equally cramped bars, galleries, and other businesses. It’s a fun place to shop and photogenic spot to enjoy, but the rather oppressive barrel ceilings that overarch each vault (boveda) come with a bit of history.

The vaulted alcoves were originally built into the massive sea wall between 1792 and 1796, and at first used to store provisions. They were repurposed during the early 1800s as an incredibly uncomfortable prison. The extent city’s thick walls—up to 15m (50ft) against the sea and its uncertainties—can really be appreciated while you bargain for a new pair of earrings.

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Cartagena City Tour, Cartagena, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Cartagena City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Enjoy a guided city tour of Cartagena and explore Colombia's most-visited city! Cartagena is known for its laid-back Caribbean vibe mixed with astonishing ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.47
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Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour, Cartagena, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Cartagena and experience the magnificence of its colonial architecture. Your guide will take you by minivan to this coastal ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.00
Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena, Cartagena, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

Discover the charm and the beauty of the Cartagena at night. Explore the illumination of its walls, forts and the Old Town City on a 2-hour, guided Trolley ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $18.00
Cartagena City Trolley Tour, Cartagena, Night Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Cartagena City Trolley Tour

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Ride the city trolley through the streets of Cartagena and discover its magic on board of the unique, comfortable and exclusive vehicles (Trolleys). The tour ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.50

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