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Walled City & Old City


Lorey2007
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Yes, they are one and the same. From this page: http://www.nineofcups.com/Articles/cartagena_the_beautiful.pdf

 

"La Ciudad Amurallada (Walled City), also called Centro Historico or just Centro."

 

Thanks for the link to the great article about the Walled City/Old City. So many times I came across references to either the Walled City or the Old City and wanted to make sure they were one in the same. Thanks again I can't wait to get there.

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I've read conflicting things about Cartagena. Is the Old City within walking distance from the cruise port, or do you need to take a taxi?

 

You need to take a taxi. It is about a 10-15 minute drive. It is very hot and humid there, and there are some sketchy parts of town outside the walled city. There are different opinions about inside-the-port (expensive, possibly English-speaking "cartel") taxi drivers vs. outside-the-port (cheap, possibly reckless) taxi drivers. You can get more information by searching this forum for "taxi". Also, this might be of help:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2301106

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