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Tour No. 7 BETWEEN FAITH AND MISTERY
 
 
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  BETWEEN FAITH AND MISTERY

Panoramic of San Felipe Fortress – Visit Santo Domingo Church – Visit Inquisition Palace – Refreshments (water) – Shopping in Old City

Departing from the pier in air-conditioned motor coaches you will begin the tour with a panoramic view of the military fort of San Felipe de Barajas. Situated outside the walled city, this monumental fort is considered to be the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering in the new world. Its construction began in 1536 and lasted for 121 years

In the Saint Dominic´s Temple you will be able to learn and experience the history of the Spaniards from the conquest, the Saint Dominic Priests and their relation with the natives whom they protected; the true history of India Catherine, the construction of the Temple and the attack of the English pirate Francis Drake when the city had not been fortified.
The beautiful history of the sculpture of Saint Christ of the Expiration, the tragic epic of the independence of Cartagena and the relations of the Church with the Government during the presidency of Rafael Núñez. The above mentioned stories and many others will make you relive this fantastic history. The visit includes audio guides for your comfort and better understanding together with didactic videos and panels.

The tour continues visit Palace of the Inquisition constructed in the second half of XVIII century. It served as headquarters to the Court of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, established in the city at the beginning of XVII century

Then 30 minutes you will be given for shopping in the old city for the famous Colombian emeralds or opportunity for more pictures of this lovely city.


   
  Duration : 3 Hours
   
  City : Cartagena de Indias
   
  Transportation : Bus
   
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