Explore the city of Cartagena with a reputation as impenetrable after the construction of its impressive fortresses. Departing from the pier, pass through the famous Republican architecture of Manga residential area, home to some of the most ornate mansions and beautifully sculpted homes of the city. Wander through the tranquil grounds, explore the onsite museum, and see the majestic Virgin of Candelaria statue, celebrating Cartagena’s patron saint. Visit the Historic Museum of Cartagena, also known as the Inquisition Palace, located on Plaza Bolivar. Continue your journey to the largest and most important work of Spanish military engineering in South America - Fort of San Felipe de Barajas. Venture inside the fort and explore the age-old grounds. Make your way to Las Bovedas, built in the late 18th century as dungeons and as a means of storage, now home to handcraft boutiques and stores. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and city squares inside the walled city and visit the majestic San Pedro Claver Church, built in the 17th century, to honor the missionary Saint Peter Claver, the patron saint of slaves. Spend some free time at the Old City to explore on your own before return to the pier.