Experience the exciting history of Cartagena de Indias’ great structural defense, with the Colonial Wall and Bastions audio guide, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cartagena and San Felipe De Barajas Fort.
Learn about the most important sights in Cartagena’s colonial wall, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cartagena and San Felipe De Barajas Fort, through content elaborated by historians and produced with voice over narration, music and sound effects that will transport you back in time.
This tour includes a map with reference points and street names that will guide you to each station in the audio guide and will help you enjoy and keep you located at all times.
It is a sensational tour over the 4km wall circuit of the city, where you will find stories of treasures and fortifications.
You’ll learn how the defenses were built strategically to defend the city from enemy ships with cannons and discover who were the military engineers who participated in the design and fortification of Cartagena. It’s a fascinating journey that will allow you to experience the hidden stories of the walls that were built over 400 years ago.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Cartagena is a walking audio tour of the Historic Center of Cartagena de Indias. In an exciting historical, cultural and literary journey, based on the Magical Realism of our Nobel Prize for Literature and the true stories of Gabo’s life in the city.
San Felipe de Barjas Fort This tour takes place in the largest fort built by the Spanish in America in colonial times, where the slave laborers who lived historical exploits the walled city for over 300 years, its strange construction, materials and are relived, the the most fearsome attacks corsairs: French Jean Bernard Des Jeans, Baron Pointies and English Admiral Sir Edward Vernon who came to the city with an armada of 180 ships and 23,000 men; Murillo Peacemaker battle against the city and the defense of Don Blas De Lezo. The APP also comes with pictures of each season, creating an exciting experience of the history of this magical fortification.
The illustrated map with reference points and station names will guide you to each site in the audio guide and will help you enjoy the Colonial Wall and keep you located at all times.
You will be able to take the tour at your own pace, either by following the suggested tour, or by listening to the stations in the order of your preference.
- Content developed by historians specifically for Colonial Walls and Bastions audio guide
- Voice over narration with music and sound effects
- Illustrated map of the Walled City and surroundings with reference points.
Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and extended hours to parties of 10 or more.
Reserve the audio guide and we'll deliver it to the hotel where you are staying.
Tour duration: The customer selects the time they want to give to this audio-guided tour.