For this Cartagena city tour you will explore all the historic highlights of the city, visit and see the old walled city and the colonial houses, beautiful streets and squares. This is an exciting tour done in an air-conditioned bus with a professional tour guide.
You will explore Saint Felipe’s Fort, and find out about the biggest military embarrassment of the British Empire; how could only 3,600 Spanish people distributed between slaves, Indians, locals and soldiers with only 6 military ships defeat 27,600 British professional soldiers with 186 military ships and more than 2,000 cannons?
You will also visit La Popa Monastery located on a hill, 150 meters above Cartagena. A wooden statue of La Virgen de la Candelaria, the patroness of the city, is in the convent’s chapel, and a traditional Spanish flower-filled patio is inviting. The views from here are outstanding. Also see the Vaults, old barracks and storage of arms and ammunition, now converted into a Cultural Center of local art, Caribbean traditions, local candies, gold and precious stones.
The Cartagena city tour also includes a visit to the Zenu Gold Museum housed in a charming colonial house on the Plaza Bolivar (closed on Mondays). You will see Pre-Colombian gold jewelry created by the indigenous people who lived in the Cartagena area for over two thousand years. Although the Spaniards confiscated much of the local gold in the 16th century, there are wonderful examples of the Zenu’s fine gold artwork that eluded the Spaniards.
We will also explore the Dungeons – prisons and torture place for slaves and enemies of the crown. Now converted into a Cultural Center of local art, Caribbean traditions, Local candies, gold and precious stones.
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