Posted December 9th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Personally I don't see it. Here's what I just posted on a similar thread, other than emeralds and some coffee we didn't do a lot of shopping, but it seemed reasonable.
Depends on what you like. I found things like the LaPopa Monnastery and old fort interesting, and the old city was very walkable. I'd recommend a private tour instead of a ship tour, the buses really were herded like sheep in some of the locations.
Here's a link to some photos, Cartagena starts with the one where Claudia, our guide, is pointing..
And here's some notes from our excursions on our recent cruise, including Cartagena:
Is the old part of Columbia interesting? I hear it is alot like San Juan but on a bigger scale and is it expensive for shopping etc. ?
Just Land trips booked for now.... I KNOW!