Medieval Cartagena by Horse & Carriage
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3 hours
Transfer by coach to Plaza Santa Teresa, where a horse and carriage stand ready to transport you around Cartagena’s beautiful Old Town -- a voyage back in time to the days of the conquistadors.
Ride along the inviting, narrow cobblestone streets and through squares inside the walled city, admiring the flower-filled balconies that glow in the light spilling from colonial mansions.
Stop for 10 minutes to photograph the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th-century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. Surrender to the majesty of this historic city, where age-old squares are surrounded by towering colonial, Republican and Spanish-style buildings -- it’s easy to picture life 200 years ago in this wealthy, cosmopolitan port.
Visit the former city dungeons at Las Bovedas, which have also been used as military barracks, a munitions depot and a jail, but today local artisans display their work there. You’ll have between 15 to 20 minutes for shopping before returning to the ship.
Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must make their own way back to the ship.