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La India Catalina Monument

La India Catalina Monument Tours and Activities

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At the main entrance to Cartagena’s Old Town, La India Catalina Monument is a bronze rendering of the Doña Marina of Colombia — India Catalina.

The daughter of a local chief, in 1509 Catalina was abducted, aged 14, from her home in Galerazamba. Once she’d learned Spanish in the Dominican Republic, she was thereon required to accompany the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia as an interpreter and pacifying presence in interactions between the Spanish and indigenous groups.

The local Calamari people were decimated in the Spanish conquest, and that was in part due to Catalina’s collusion with the Spanish. In that sense, it might seem strange that the sculpture of her has become so iconic, but really, it’s a tribute to the indigenous people who inhabited this land before the Spanish conquest.

Sculpted by the Spanish artist Eladio Gil Zambrana and unveiled in 1974, the monument has become so well-known around Cartagena that small-scale replicas are handed out as awards at the Cartagena Film Festival.

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Cartagena City Trolley Tour

Cartagena City Trolley Tour

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Only a trolley tour lets you explore the city of Cartagena's major attractions in open-air historical style. Ride through the city's historical core and around the bay, stopping to visit museums, plazas, and more on your own schedule. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people per booking and includes live onboard commentary.
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  • 3 hours
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US$25.50
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Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

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See Cartagena light up at night from the deck of a trolley on this evening tour of the city. Join a group of 20 people or fewer to visit the city's must-see sites, including the Clock Tower and the home of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This tour also includes live commentary from a professional guide and non-alcoholic drinks for a relaxing and informative experience.
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  • 2 hours
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Party Bus Tour

Party Bus Tour

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Combine the fun of partying with sightseeing during this party bus tour through Cartagena. Climb aboard your illuminated vehicle and meet other party-goers as you drive around the city. Imbibe on local drinks and see top landmarks including Reloj Tower, the San Felipe de Barajas Castle, and the India Catalina Monument.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Bike city tour Cartagena

Bike city tour Cartagena

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Our tour is complete to visit the city, it will help you understand the history in 2 hours, and you will get to know almost all the important places around the historic center.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$40.00
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City Tour in Chiva through the City of Cartagena

City Tour in Chiva through the City of Cartagena

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With our City tour in chiva you will be able to visit the most emblematic places of Cartagena in the typical Colombian bus. The tour makes a stop at the most important tourist sites of the city such as the Internal Bay of Cartagena, the Letters of Cartagena, the Monument to the Old Shoes, the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, the Monument to India Catalina and the Historical Center of the city.
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  • 4 hours
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San Diego Neighborhood Tour: Legends, tradition and culture

San Diego Neighborhood Tour: Legends, tradition and culture

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The neighborhood of San Diego is filled with local legends and stories. On this special audio walk, you will discover many of them, narrated by one of the most famous characters that lived in this neighborhood during colonial times, Miguel Quero. Starting at San Pedro Martir Street, this soundwalk promises you lots of local gossip and laughs. You will discover the different names of the streets and why they have been called in such a way. You will also learn about the sad and famous story of the bullfighter El Pinturero, as the old bull ring used to be located in this area. As you admire the balconies and colorful colonial houses, you will discover the unusual legend of the "tumba muertos street". You will also pass by the house of the late author Gabriel García Márquez, a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Your tour will finish by learning about the romantic and tragic story of the local San Diego "Romeo and Juliet".
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  • 1 hour
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Cartena Esrtellar Tours

Cartena Esrtellar Tours

This tour guarantees fun and learning in the heroic Cartagena in its historic cultural center in a more playful and interactive way. All concerns about places and sites will be answers in the best way so as not to lose all this magnificent history. They will want to come back again!
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  • 45 minutes
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Cartagena City Guided Tour

Cartagena City Guided Tour

Get to know the most emblematic places of the city aboard a typical bus and accompanied by your professional tour guide
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  • 4 hours
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Guided Tour of the City of Cartagena with Lunch

Guided Tour of the City of Cartagena with Lunch

Get to know the most charming corners of the city on one of the most complete routes in Cartagena while learning about the history, culture and gastronomy of this charming destination. We will pick you up in the morning at the door of your hotel and then go to the most representative places of the history and culture of Cartagena. We will make 5 stops; The first will be at Cerro de la Popa, a mountain that has a cathedral at its highest peak and, in turn, the best panoramic view of the city. The tour continues at the monument to the old boots. The third stop will be at the castle of San Felipe, here we will make a 2-hour tour of the historic facilities of this fort located on the hill of San Lázaro. At lunchtime we will visit a typical restaurant of the city located in the famous Getsemaní neighborhood. Finally and to finish we will take a walk through the mangroves of the city in a colorful boat, while we navigate through its beautiful lakes
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  • 6 hours 7 minutes
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Cartagena 3 hr Bicycle Tour

Cartagena 3 hr Bicycle Tour

Take a private 3 hour guided bike tour to check out this beautiful walled city, stone streets, famous monuments, ancient churches, grand hotels, and meet some of the warm and friendly people of this remarkable Caribbean port. Cartagena has impressive architecture that you simply must see! Wonderful structures with immense historical value such as El Castillo de San Felipe and the Fuerte de San Sebastian del Pastelillo. You’ll be stopping at the historical monument of La India Catalina, and traveling through the charming colonial streets, taking in all of the main landmarks of Cartagena's famous walled city, learning all the history, plus riding your bicycle on top of the wall itself. This is not only a fun way to get to know your way around the Jewel of Colombia, but also a great way to learn the true history of this magical Caribbean city!
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  • 2 hours
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US$71.00
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