Departamento del Magdalena Things to Do

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Departamento del Magdalena Things to Do

  • Old City

    Cartagena Things to Do

    The old city is encircled by walls that are 12 foot in height. Inside you willl find restaurants, a plaza with a statue of Simon Bolivar the liberator. You will also see beautiful flowers hanging over balconies. . Its a very pleasant place to stroll around and have a coffee or people watch and at night you can take one of the many horse draw...

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  • Plaza de Bolivar

    Cartagena Things to Do

    Parque Simon Bolivar. This park is homage to Simon Bolivar who liberated Cartagena. During the day the park is full of people drinking coffee and watching the world go by. Plenty of people selling jewellery, coffee, lottery tickets, just about anything. It's nice to sit in the shade if the sun gets too hot for you. During the early evening and late...

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  • Convent of San Pedro Claver

    Cartagena Things to Do

    San Pedro Claver church was founded by the Jesuits in the early part of the 17th century. The church was originally named San Ignacio de Loyola (founder of the Jesuits) and was later renamed San Pedro Claver after the Spanish born monk who spent all his life helping the slaves from Africa. You can take the tour with an English speaking guide who...

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  • Monumento a las India Catalina.

    Cartagena Things to Do

    You will find this monument at the bus station just outside the wall. However the people of Cartagena want it moved as they say it is not fully appreciated by the locals. The monument is a beautiful bronze statue of Catalina, a Carib Indian women who was an interpreter to Pedro He Heredia.

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  • Plaza de la Inquisicion

    Cartagena Things to Do

    Inquisition Palace was built around 1770 for the Inquisition Tribunal. You can take a tour with a guide or you can walk around on your own. The tour guides wait inside and when you pay your entrance fee they will recommend that you take a guide. I walked around and was sorry afterwards that l did not hire a guide. Most of the information is in...

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  • Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

    Cartagena Things to Do

    The Fort San Felipe is an amazing fort, build around 1639 and completed in 1789. The fort guarded the people of Cartagena from pirates. Great views of the city from the top of the fort. You can take a tour inside, the guides speak english and were very helpful and knowlegable. If you don't like enclosed spaces, don't do the tour, it can get pretty...

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