Explore both historical districts in one tour!

Visit the Great Center of Cartagena: Santo Domingo and Getsemaní neighborhoods together in one tour. A different perspective of our historical but current social and economical contrasts!

Tour Description

Visiting both Santo Domingo and Getsemaní districts will give you a bigger picture about how our lives during colonial times were divided by social classes but connected for achieving local independence.

We will experience Cartagena in a different way once we cross the Camellon de los Mártires square, the antique bridge that allowed two sides of the society to come together and build a proper identity. 

Revolts, independence, revolutions and uprisings are the basis of a resistant and fighting Colombian culture that you will be able to see and feel. Travel through time, step the historical path of freedom and be part of the essence of “La Fantástica”.

Cross from north to south until San Felipe Fortress viewpoint and understand the mighty power Cartageneros keep, the jewel of the old Spanish Crown.

Beyond Colombia | Tour: Free Great Center Tour: Walled City & Getsemani
Beyond Colombia | Tour: Free Great Center Tour: Walled City & Getsemani

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Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Great Center Tour: Walled City & Getsemani

Meeting Point

Find us at the Botero’s Sculpture “Gertrudiz” at Santo Domingo Square with our red umbrellas!

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Great Center Tour: Walled City & Getsemani

Finish Point

San Jose Bastion

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Great Center Tour: Walled City & Getsemani

Schedule: From Saturday to Sunday at 10:00 & 16:00

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Great Center Tour: Walled City & Getsemani

Duration: 3 hours

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Great Center Tour: Walled City & Getsemani

Language: English & Spanish

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Great Center Tour: Walled City & Getsemani

Cost: Based on tips

  • Santo Domingo square and Botero sculpture

  • African heritage, music and customs

  • Trinidad church and cultural square

  • The Inquisition Palace and its history of transformation

  • San Pedro Claver sanctuary and monument

  • Centennial Park and Sierpe Street

  • “Ancho” and “angosto” alleys

  • Gentrification of “getsemanicenses”

  • And much more!

  • An open mind to comprehend all our history.

  • Water or your preferred form of hydration. This is a walking tour, and you may feel thirsty.

  • Comfortable shoes. You’ll walk about 8 km while also making some stops to listen to the guide.

  • Comfortable clothes. No pressure to look amazing, feel free to wear what makes you feel better.

  • Keep your friends close, and your belongings even closer. We’ll visit some crowded areas, so don’t give papaya!

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Accurate and objective knowledge of the great center of Cartagena.

  • Sightseeing of essential places in both Walled City and Getsemaní districts.

  • Benefits and discounts with our recommended partners if you show our Free Walking Tour Map in our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/bccartagena
  • Recommendations of local allies where you can have lunch, buy coffee, souvenirs, and more.

  • Drinks, food or souvenirs.

  • Transportation to and from your hotel. 

  • Transportation on the tour. We’ll be walking and taking resting stops.

  • Tickets or entrances. We won’t take you to places where sudden extra charges apply!

  • Exclusive tour guide. Remember this is a shared tour, we’re sure you’ll meet new amazing people.

Private Tour

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free Great Center Tour: Walled City & Getsemani Free Tours

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