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Tour No. 1 OLD CARTAGENA AND COLOMBIAN FOLKLORIC SHOW
 
 
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  OLD CARTAGENA AND COLOMBIAN FOLKLORIC SHOW

Visit of San Francisco Javier Battery - San Pedro Claver Church and Presentation of Folkloric Dances at Heredia Theater - Refreshment (water or soft drink) and stop at Pierino Gallo Shopping Center

Your tour starts with a panoramic view of the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, 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.

On entering the walled city you will make 10 minutes stop for photographs at the San Francisco gun Battery and you will then have the opportunity to encounter the 16th Century first hand with the city’s beautifully preserved colonial Houses, Churches, Plazas and Museums. As you are guided through the narrow streets overhung with beautiful flower bedecked balconies you will see the Plaza de Bolivar, where The Inquisition Palace, Cathedral and Gold Museum are located.

A visit to San Pedro Claver cloister and monastery built in homage to the protector of slaves, serves as reminder of the turbulent past of Cartagena.

The ornate and very beautiful Heredia Theater was built in 1911 from the ruins of the old Mercy Church to commemorate the Centenary of the independence of Colombia from Spain and has been restored as a cultural Center for theatrical and musical performances. Here you will be served refreshment, and a folk show of music and dance will be presented by local artists in the main auditorium. The show consists of 5 beautiful dances of three important regions of Colombia such as the Atlantic Coast (Cumbia), the Pacific Coast (Currulao and Abosao), and from Los Andes region (the Market place and the Indian Legend)

You will then continue your tour to Bocagrande, the modern part of Cartagena, with its Shopping Center, Pierino Gallo, where you will be able to browse & shop for the world famous Colombian Emeralds before returning to the pier.

   
  Duration : 4 hours
   
  City : Cartagena de Indias
   
  Transportation : Bus
   
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