Shopping Tour & Historical Highlights
Cartagena, ColombiaBack to Excursion Results
Start your journey of history, with a photo stop at San Felipe Fortress, the largest work of Spanish Military engineering in South America.
Start your journey of history, with a photo stop at San Felipe Fortress, the largest work of Spanish Military engineering in South America. Continue to take a panoramic look of Rafael Nuñez House, poet, writer and four-time president of Colombia.
Las Bovedas Artisan Center is next, built as dungeons and as a means of storage, today local artisans display their work there. Walking through El Torno Street you will get to San Diego Square, where the Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel is placed, restored Clarissan Nunnery built in 1621, is full of history and today one of the best hotels in Cartagena. Then, visit the nearby Fernandez Madrid Plaza, church of Santo Toribio and see some of the areas restored houses.
Continue on a 15-minute drive to the famed walled city and marvel at the plethora of colonial buildings and age-old fortifications around every corner. Make your way to the modern residential area known as Bocagrande, home to vast array of hotels, shops, eateries, night clubs and art galleries to find Colombia’s famous native gem —the emerald— at Pierino Gallo Shopping Mall for a 45 min. visit.