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San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas)
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) Tours and Activities

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Some historians say that if it weren’t for San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas), South America would now speak English. The 14th-century fortress protected the coastal city of Cartagena from English invasion, allowing the Spanish to maintain their rule. Besides the role it plays in Colombia’s history, the castle attracts visitors with its panoramic harbor views.

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Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

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Absorb the color and charisma of Cartagena on a half-day tour of the UNESCO-listed Colombian city. In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll admire the beautiful mansions of Manga and ascend to La Popa (temporarily unavailable) – the city’s highest point – for spectacular views. Enter the magnificent San Felipe de Bajaras Castle, absorb the Caribbean spirit of Santo Domingo Square and browse artisan market, Las Bovedas, for unique souvenirs. Refreshments and round-trip transport from your Cartagena hotel is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Private City Tour of Cartagena

Private City Tour of Cartagena

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

The Great Battle: Fort of San Felipe: Resistance and Glory

The Great Battle: Fort of San Felipe: Resistance and Glory

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Relive the incredible battle of Vernón, in this experiential tour of the San Felipe Castle, formerly called Fort of San Lázaro, by the hand of Carlos Desnaux, the military engineer who worked with the famous" Anka Motz ", Admiral Blas of Lezo.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

Cartagena City tour with Popa Hill

Cartagena City tour with Popa Hill

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Discover the wealth of history and beautiful scenery in Cartagena during this half-day adventure to some of the city’s top landmarks. Admire the unique ‘republican-style’ architecture found on Manga Island. You’ll also take a guided tour inside historic San Felipe Fort and have time to shop for handicraft souvenirs at Bovedas shopping mall. Your Cartagena exploration also includes entry fees, professional guide, bottled water and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

City Tour of Cartagena for Cruises

City Tour of Cartagena for Cruises

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Enjoy a fascinating 4-hour exploration of Cartagena’s top attractions during this shore excursion designed with cruise ship passengers in mind. Join a local guide to check out Cartagena sights including the striking architecture in the Manga neighborhood and see the colonial San Felipe Fortress. You’ll also have shopping time at Las Bovedas, take a walking tour of the old city and learn about Colombia’s emerald industry at the Emerald Museum. This shore excursion also covers transport by air-conditioned vehicle, bottled water and entrance at the monastery and the Saint Peter Claver Church and Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Walled City + San Felipe Castle + Optional Popa Convent Cartagena City Tour 6-8H

Walled City + San Felipe Castle + Optional Popa Convent Cartagena City Tour 6-8H

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Whether you are short of time or you are wanting to have the complete experience in Cartagena, this full-day tour is made for you! Come to the most important places of the city and live them authentically. Discover Cartagena’s top landmarks: Gold Museum, the Palace of Inquisition, San Felipe Castle and more. You’ll be able to choose whether you want it to last 8 hours with La Popa convent, a city viewpoint, or 6 hours without this top. Join us! • San Felipe Castle, Gold Museum and Palace of Inquisition guided tour • Historical landmarks in the Walled City its squares, fortresses and bastions • Tasting of typical Caribbean cuisine • Optional: visiting La Popa, on the top of a hill, and enjoying Cartagena’s landscapes • Plenty of spectacular photo spots for unforgettable memories of your trip to Cartagena.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.00
Price varies by group size
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$91.00
Price varies by group size

Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point

Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point

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Experience all of Cartagena’s historical highlights on a comprehensive tour of one of Colombia’s most vibrant cities. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean color and cultural flair of the city as you visit iconic fortresses, and impressive monuments. Admire the astonishing colonial architecture of the area.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.50
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$25.50

Private Cartagena City Tour on a very comfortable vehicule, French, Italian,

Private Cartagena City Tour on a very comfortable vehicule, French, Italian,

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Cartegena was the site of a decisive battle in the mid-1700’s, the outcome of which helped shape the region and the world for the next 200 years. Learn about that battle and much more during this half-day private tour of Colombia's most important colonial city. You'll also have a chance to discover the Caribbean region's pre-Columbian history by exploring artefacts of that era while visiting the Zenu Gold Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00

Cartagena Private Shore Excursion for cruise passengers

Cartagena Private Shore Excursion for cruise passengers

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Get a sense for the top attractions in Cartagena during this 4-hour shore excursion designed with cruise ship passengers in mind. Explore the unique Moorish and Republican architecture of the city’s Manga Island, take in gorgeous views from the hilltop Monastery of La Popa and check out historic San Felipe Fortress. You’ll also enjoy an hour-long walking tour of Cartagena’s atmospheric old city and do some souvenir shopping at Las Bovedas. Your excursion also includes round-trip port transport, a professional guide, and light refreshments.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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$130.00

Cartagena City Shore Excursion

Cartagena City Shore Excursion

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When your cruise ships drops anchor in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Cartagena, don’t waste a minute of sightseeing time on a shore excursion that’s ideal for visitors with limited time. Convenient port pickup and drop-off are included, and you’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort between top Cartagena attractions in Old Town Cartagena, without getting lost or having to navigate unfamiliar public transport systems.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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city tours in Cartagena

city tours in Cartagena

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vehicle availability qualified personnel personalized attention special schedules for groups bilingual guides
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.47
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$18.47

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00

Cartagena unforgettable: Half Day Private City Tour

Cartagena unforgettable: Half Day Private City Tour

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Start your private tour with a visit to the bay of Cartagena located in the peninsula of bocagrande, there we will see an spectacular shopping area, beach and hotels, After this , we continue to the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress (named after King San Felipe IV), an impressive 16th century fortress located on top of a hill called San Lázaro, later we continue our journey to the monastery of the Popa. A path full of beautiful flower, which is traversed to reach the top and take pictures of the view highest in the city, then we go to the Historic Center where we will take a walk through the streets, squares and churches contemplating the beautiful colorful and colonial architecture starting in the vaults so that the tourist has a space to make purchases of handicrafts. Finally we visit the San pedro Claver church and we go back to the Hotel or area where you were picked up
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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Cartagena City Tour

Cartagena City Tour

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Discover Cartagena’s major sightseeing spots on this guided tour. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, stopping at the convent of La Candelaria, which is located on top of La Popa Hill, for panoramic views, plus the San Felipe Fortress, popular neighborhoods, parks, and public squares. Also, enjoy free time to shop.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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$94.00
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Cartagena 4-hour Sightseeing Tour through the Old City starting at the port

Cartagena 4-hour Sightseeing Tour through the Old City starting at the port

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When your cruise ship docks at the picturesque port of Cartagena, explore the Caribbean color and cultural flair of the Colombian city during a half-day sightseeing shore excursion. Our guide will be waiting for you at the parking of the port. Visit the historical and architectural highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site while delving deeper into the city’s history with a knowledgeable guide. Stroll around the ambient Plaza de la Aduana and discover the stolid structure of the Castillo San Felipe, the entrance fee to which is included in the tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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$149.00
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Party Bus Tour

Party Bus Tour

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Party buses are essential part of local culture, you'll be able to party as a local and meet new people while having fun! You will be able to see most of the iconic places while partying on the bus. Get ready to have fun.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.34
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$21.34

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Private Cartagena City Tour

Private Cartagena City Tour

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The city tour is perfect for visitors who don't have much time in Cartagena but want to see as much of the city as possible. Escape the heat into an air-conditioned car, with a bilingual certified guide to take you to the city's most beautiful and extraordinary sites. *Minimum two people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Private City Tour

Private City Tour

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Explore the UNESCO-listed historic centre of Cartagena without getting lost on a private tour that comes with transport in a luxury vehicle. Designed with first-time visitors in mind, this tour ensures you stay cool and benefit from the undivided attention and insider knowledge of a private guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.50
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$93.50

Private City tour Cartagena

Private City tour Cartagena

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Usted y sus acompañantes disfrutarán de un recorrido personalizado de un guía local experto en el idioma indicado además de sus habilidades y conocimientos sobre la cultura, geografía e historia del lugar y su tiempo y atención es exclusiva, obteniendo memorias inolvidables de su experiencia.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$213.34
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$213.34
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Half-Day City Tour of Cartagena

Half-Day City Tour of Cartagena

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Experience the highlights of Columbia’s seaside colonial destination on this half-day excursion. After a convenient hotel or cruise port pickup, visit sites like San Felipe de Barajas Castle, the Caribbean’s second largest fortress, and the UNESCO-designated Walled City of Old Cartagena. Learn about Cartagena from an informative local guide and enjoy complimentary food tastings and drinks.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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$133.34

Private City Tour CARTAGENA

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Private City Tour CARTAGENA

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Panoramic tour of the city, in which you will know why Cartagena was the economic epicenter of the Spaniards in South America, which made it the target of pirates and privateers in the Caribbean that in turn caused the most heroic and fearsome Naval battles of the continent, and therefore this city was walled and fortified with the largest defense system in the Caribbean. You will visit the Convent of the stern founded and built from 1606-1611, which is located on a mountain at 140mts altitude and where the patron virgin of the city (Virgen de la Candelaria) is located, and then reach the largest fortification of the Caribbean The Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, which witnessed and executioner in the most epic naval battle of the Caribbean in 1741 against Admiral Vernon, and finally will make a journey of approximately two hours walking in the old city visiting its squares, churches and monuments being part of this magnificent city (Not for cruises).
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
$134.00
$54.00 savings
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$80.00
$134.00
$54.00 savings

Cartagena City Tour

Cartagena City Tour

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We invite you to realize this entretenido tour en transporte privado. We realize a recurrence for the modern and touristic area of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillo grande, the emblematic sites of the city as India Catalina, the Zapatos Viejos, the Bóvedas, the Torre del Reloj, the Castillo de San Felipe. El recorrido ends in the city of amurallada from whence you start the walk to the Centro Histórico acompañados del guía or you prefer the llevamos to the Hotel siempre y cuando este alojado in the area of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillo grande.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.01
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) costs USD 10.00. Guided San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) tours start around USD 10.00 per person.
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