Audio Guide: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cartagena

Cartagena, Colombia

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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 4 more


See the city of Cartagena through the eyes of iconic Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez with this 3-hour independent audio tour. Learn about the work of “Gabo,” a renowned author whose work seamlessly blended reality and fiction, exploring this colonial city’s many mysteries through his own words and characters. The audio content lasts for approximately 3 hours and includes 35 unique ‘stations’ that match different stories within the city. It's a fun, unique way to explore this charming city through the eyes (and pen) of one of the world's most famous novelists.
  • Take an independent audio guide tour of Cartagena through the eyes of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Explore the streets of Cartagena through the words and characters of Marquez's novels
  • Enjoy content that was researched and developed in coordination with the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Foundation for a New Iberoamerican Journalism, FNPI
  • Audio guide narration allows guests to take the tour at their own pace in whatever order they wish


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, Sep 2017

We booked a walking tour with a taped guide. When meeting up with Gabriel our guide I became concerned that between wearing earphones, carrying the tape recorder and a water bottle we were a sitting duck for pick pockets since we look so much like the average ugly tourist. Gabriel offered to walk us through, which worked GREAT.

Eric M
, Feb 2017

If you enjoy Garcia Marquez, this self-guided tour is excellent. It takes you to places relevant to his years in Cartagena, and - the best part - places that appeared in Love in the Time of Cholera, and Of Love and Other Demons. The tour takes about 3 hours, but you can do it at your own pace. The woman from Tierra Magna was very helpful, even delivered the materials to the hotel. You get a map and an audio guide.

Vanessa R
, Oct 2016

This was very cool because you had the freedom to roam and listen to the history of Gabo's experience in Cartagena. I would have preferred if they had an option of someone to show you around and explain it themselves or guide you where to be and let you listen and be there to answer any questions especially if you speak Spanish as well. It was nice though. I learned alot about Gabriel Garcia Marquez that I never knew and it did make me appreciate Cartagena more and view it in a different light and admiration.

Rebecca G
, Oct 2015

because I was slow walking, I could have used more time. I walked and gawked there was so much beauty and sights to take in. It was indeed a magical place.


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