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Visit Popular Landmarks Along The Cobblestone Streets Of Cartagena

Let’s start this live-streamed, interactive online experience from the Camellón de Los Mártires from where you will know the geographical reason why the Spanish conquistadores chose this spot to be the safe box of the richness that they were about to find.

From Cartagena
Online Experience
1 Hour
South America
Upto 10 people
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the cobblestone streets of Cartagena
  • Visit popular attractions such as the Camellón de Los Mártires and the Torre del Reloj
  • See the famous Statue of Simon Bolivar and the Palacio de La Inquisición
Description

Join me on this live-streamed, interactive Online Experience to explore Cartagena, one of the most historically and culturally rich tourist destinations in Colombia.

We will begin our tour from Camellón de Los Mártires, where I will introduce you to the geographical reason why the Spanish conquistadores chose this spot as the safe box for their treasures. This place will also allow us a view of the new 4 Seasons Hotel, the Convention Center, and the La Bodeguita dock at the inlet or Caleta of the Cartagena bay.

Then, we will make our way through the Torre del Reloj and enter the walls of the most desired port city of the Caribbean sea, dating back to the colonial days. We will visit the Plaza de los Coches, where I will tell you about the foundation of Cartagena. You will also learn about the story of the city's founder and an indigenous girl named Catalina, and why she was fundamental for the peaceful settlement of the Spanish in the territory of the Calamary. 

After this dose of history, I will take you to see the famous Portál de Los Dulces, where you will get to see the local sweet treats that have been offered in this place since the 19th century. We will continue our walk into the magnificent Plaza de la Aduana, where the riches of Spain are represented in gold, silver, emeralds, pearls, and fruits. Aside from beautiful architecture, this spot will allow you to gaze deep into the local culture and history. Making our way to Plaza de San Pedro, we will learn about San Pedro Cláver, a Jesuit priest who dedicated his life to be "the slave of the slaves". At Portál de Los Escribanos, we will get to know about Colombian beauty queens. 

We will start the next leg of our tour with a visit to the Parque Bolívar, and admire the most important statue in Cartagena: one of the "Libertador" Simón Bolívar, the father of the nation. At the Palacio de La Inquisición, we will learn more about the institution of the Catholic Church and how it worked like a secret police for the Pope and the Vatican. I will then walk you through the beautiful cobbled streets of the town to visit the Plaza de Santo Domingo, where you will see Gertrudis, also known as La Gorda de Botero. 

To end our tour, we will go back to the walls of Cartagena and climb to the stronghold of Santo Domingo - it is only fitting that you get to say goodbye to the city with a magnificent view!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 25 USD per screen OR as a private session for 100 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Néstor Meléndez Soler

I am "El Guiador", a Colombian tourism authority certified professional Tour Guide. Also a Communications and Journalism pro with an extensive background in the media and the music industry.

I would love to show you around Cartagena and Colombia on my Online Experiences.

From USD 25 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.