The magical Cartagena from Gabo's perspective!

Get to know the neighborhood of Cartagena that inspired Gabriel García Márquez: San Diego. Get to know the streets that recount the lives of the characters from "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Love and Other Demons".

Tour Description

Cartagena will never be the same after you take this Free Tour. Be part of an exceptional and magical experience thanks to the stories that give life to the colonial streets, follow the steps that our Nobel Prize for Literature "Gabo" took between squares and bastions, between houses and balconies. If you have not yet read any of Gabo's novels, or you are a regular reader of his literary works, this tour will awaken your senses and alter your reality.

From the Plaza de Santo Domingo to the house of Gabriel García Márquez in San Diego Cartagena, live the art, music and literature of the bohemian neighborhood in which our writer lived absurd, magical and imaginary realities that influenced his life and later the lives of his characters that give full meaning to the magical realism that enchants and we admire.

Learn more about the life of this great artist, explore a different area of the historic center of Cartagena and be inspired by the fantastic stories that only Gabo knew how to write as if it were a chronicle of a death foretold!

Beyond Colombia | Tour: Free San Diego y Gabo Tour
Beyond Colombia | Tour: Free San Diego y Gabo Tour

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Beyond Colombia Tours | Free San Diego y Gabo Tour

Meeting Point

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

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free San Diego y Gabo Tour

Finish Point

San Jose Bastion

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free San Diego y Gabo Tour

Schedule: From Monday to Friday at 16:00

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free San Diego y Gabo Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free San Diego y Gabo Tour

Language: Spanish

Beyond Colombia Tours | Free San Diego y Gabo Tour

Cost: Based on tips

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez's fantastic inspiration stories
  • Fernández de Madrid Park and Santo Toribio
  • La Merced Monastery and Adolfo Mejía Theater
  • Plaza and Cloister of San Diego
  • Life, novels and "Marquecian" cinema
  • Fortification and bastion of Santa Catalina
  • House of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Society, classes and local cultural dynamics
  • And much more!

  • An open mind to comprehend all Gabo’s 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 Gabo's literature and life.

  • Sightseeing of essential places in San Diego district.

  • Benefits and discounts with our recommended partners if you show the wristband we give you at the end of the tour, exclusive for our participants. 

  • 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

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If you are a group of more than 4 people or if you want to take a private experience of this tour, let us guide you through this experience with an exclusive tour guide. Click the following button and request your personalized tour.

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