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

Live the unique experience of traveling back in time to the magical Cartagena’s Walled City and San Felipe Castle


6-8 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour

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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 stop. 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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Cartagena is not only the touristic capital of Colombia but one of the cities that holds Colombia’s history, making it a place for culture, tradition and diversity. This full-day tour will make you travel back in time and experience Cartagena in the most complete way possible.

Start this full-day tour by meeting the expert local guide who will pick you up from your hotel. Walk through San Felipe Castle, the old fortress built by Spaniards, and let the guide bring back to life adventure stories of conquerors, treasures and pirates, while you learn more about how Colombia became so mixed due to African, indigenous and Spanish roots.

Visit afterwards the stunning Walled City and stroll around the colonial and colorful houses as you know more about the main squares and bastions that traced our path to independence. Visit Santo Domingo’s square and church, the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandría (Saint Catherine of Alexandria) among others of great cultural importance.

After a traditional lunch recommended by our guide, you will be guided to the Zenú ethnics Gold Museum and the Palace of Inquisition: first museum for ancestral indigenous legacy, and the second old Court of the Holy Office, the trace of the catholic and Spanish empire power over the territory.

Of course, this wouldn’t be the perfect tour without tasting Colombia’s flavors so you will have typical coconut sweets, fried arepa with egg, a traditional snack famous in the Caribbean coast, and the raspao, a snow cone with a sugary, flavored syrup on top.

Remember that if you choose the 8-hour tour option, you will finish this tour by going to the Convent of La Popa (Convent of the Stern), a viewpoint located in the top of a hill where the city, its sea and one of its islands can be seen and photographed.

If you enjoy discovering countries’ diversity, we are right: this is the perfect tour for you.


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Arepa de huevo tasting (Corn cakes stuffed with an egg)
  • Coconut water tasting
  • Entry to San Felipe de Barajas Castle
  • Entry to the Palace of Inquisition
  • Entry to La Popa Convent (if chosen)
  • Entry to the Gold Museum
  • All-risk insurance
  • Lunch
  • Extra purchases


🟡 Be aware this tour is walking

🟡 Gold Museum is closed on Mondays however, our guide will give you options for another museum according to your interests

🟡 You can choose the total length of the tour (6 to 8 hours) and also the places to visit:
8 hrs includes La Popa Convent
6 hrs does not include it

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 If you have a layover in Cartagena, please select the airport or the cruise ship terminal as a pick-up point for the layover tour

🟡 Don’t forget your camera

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water. Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen
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