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Las Bovedas Tours

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Las Bovedas
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.
Address: Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Hours: Open Daily
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Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour

Discover the beauty of Cartagena on a four-hour guided sightseeing tour of this Carribean port city. Set out with your group for a sightseeing half-day adventure, enjoying scenic vistas and popular landmarks such as plazas and cathedrals en route. Traveling by minivan you'll visit the colorful craft market of Las Bóvedas and explore Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, an exquisite castle fortress. The tour also includes a walk through Cartagena's UNESCO-listed Old Town, known for its stunning colonial architecture.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Cartagena City Trolley Tour

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private City Tour of Cartagena

Get an intimate look at the historic streets and monuments of Cartagena during this 4-hour private tour. Discover this Caribbean city’s wealth of beautiful architecture, starting with the elegant mansions of the Manga neighborhood and continuing to monuments like San Felipe Castle and the Monastery of La Popa. You’ll also wander the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled city and its atmospheric public squares before finishing in Cartagena’s more modern districts like Bocagrande. A private guide and vehicle, all entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Cartagena de Indias: India Catalina to Plaza Santo Domingo Audio Tour - VoiceMap

This tour goes back through time into the legendary walled city of Cartagena de Indias. Hear stories about ancient fortresses, pirate attacks and what made Cartagena the wealthiest port the colonial world. Discover what inspired the magical realism in the novels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Journey along the stone walls and cobbled streets of this world heritage site. Our trip begins at the India Catalina monument and then goes into the city via the San Diego neighborhood entrance.We'll get a perfect view of how the defenders of Cartagena warded off attackers. We'll then enter the heart of the walled city, making our way to Plaza de Santo Domingo.We'll take in the beautiful architecture, magical atmosphere and sultry characters that make Cartagena one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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The walls of Cartagena Sensorial self guided audiowalk part 2

Actors perform directly to your headset together with 3D Sound effects. Don Antonio de Arévalo, one of the greatest military engineers rebuilders of the Fortifications of Cartagena de Indias, will guide you through this Soundwalk, which will explain the details and stories of the walls with pride and ownership in this second route, which runs from the Vault Barracks to the Boca del Puente.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Cartagena half day city tour

Places:  Torre del reloj - Plaza de la Aduana – GetsemanI – Heredia THEATER - San Felipe CASTLE - Las Bóvedas.   Departures: 365 Days Of The Year, Daily Departures 7 Days A Week at 9:00 am and 2 Pm. *flexible start time, please inquire.   Duration: 4 hours approx.   Included: hotel pick up and drop off - private car with bilingual driver and ac - traveler‘s insurance - ENTRY TICKETS to San felipe castle - local taxes - parking fees - fully narrated tour. Not included: lunch - beverages - tips to driver/guide  
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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