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Wander the historical streets of Walled City of Cartagena, an old district full of vibrant colonial architecture and heritage sites. Surrounded by 11 km (6.8 mi) of thick stone walls, the old city was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century. The vast fortifications, begun after an attack by Francis Drake, took two centuries in total to complete, as the city faced frequent damage from storms and pirate attacks. As well as the historical churches, mansions, plazas, and other buildings, the area boasts plentiful restaurants, cafes, and street vendors. Consider checking the cruise schedule before planning your visit: the old town clogs with tourists when several cruise ships unload on the same day. Walled City of Cartagena is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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Really interesting part of the City, featuring lots of history and a very diverse crowd. Many shops and restaurants to visit, great area to people watch. more »
Old Cartagena is beautiful with many lovely historical sites. However, the street vendors hound you incessantly. We tried to stop for lunch at an open air cafe in one of the plazas but had to leave... more »
You can’t miss this city. It is gorgeous and lovely. Filled with many locals. Breathtaking sunsets can be seen here as well. There are many coffee shops, restaurants, bars, whatever you’d like.
This area is beatiful, many picturesque streets and homes. The hanging flowers and colors are awesome. There are more vendors here than anywhere I have visited in the world. A simple "no gracias" (or two) will suffice. Lots of restaurants to enjoy as well. Definitely worth visiting!
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