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Castillo de San Felipe, Cartagena - How much walking?

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We will be visiting Cartagena in late April during our cruise. This will be our 2nd time visiting the city. A few years back we walked the Old City, took in the sights there and did some shopping. This time, I would be interested in visiting the fort (San Felipe). We're getting older (69 & 70) and in reasonably good health, but I wonder if it would be a difficult go with the walking involved. At least our ship will be there in the early part of the day, so hopefully before it gets too hot.

 

TIA for any info.

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CRUZIN'NANA ~ we did the Fort in February on a cruise & we're a bit older than you. I also have had a knee replacement in 2012 & didn't find it hard to do. The walk is uphill, there are some stairs but overall you can stop & rest. One thing I didn't do was watch where I was walking at one point & twisted my ankle when I stepped into a small trough, luckily I wasn't injured when I fell.

There is a nice view from up there plus we saw 1 Iguana, a cat & a dog.

 

The taxi from the port was $10 per person for the 2 of us but the one we got in front of the fort coming back only $5 p/p.

One difference was the one from the port spoke English, the driver on the way back did not.

 

Did you go to the little zoo there at the port last time? It's a nice little oasis & a lot of fun.

 

Hope this helps.

 

~ Jo ~ :)

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I use a manual wheelchair for mobility. I am quite adventuresome and have good upper body strength. I understand the path to get up to the Fortress is steep but are their stairs I will have to traverse getting to the main level? Where do you pay for a guide?

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