Free Tourist Places in Cartagena
It is not a secret for anybody that in Cartagena de Indias the free plans seem to be extinguished because of being a highly touristic city but do not worry about it, there are still very good choices for you to enjoy the Heroica totally free.
We have visited each one of the places that we will recommend to you and you will surely like them if you like History, nature, and learning new things; our objective is to help you know all the faces that this great city offers you, and of course, the free and different plan can not be missed if you like to visit the city from another perspective.
Free Plans to make in Cartagena de Indias
The Zenu Gold Museum
The first place is located in the historical center of the city, in the Bolivar square, “The Zenú Gold Museum”. It has a collection of gold and ceramics of the main pre-Columbian cultures, there, you can get to know more than 665 pieces of gold and silverwork, ceramics, lithics, shells, and bone. It is a good option to better understand the history, culture, and reality of Cartagena.
S-M: closed T-F: 8 to 12, 14 to 18 S: 9 to 17
Banco de la Republica, dowtown Carrera. 4 No. 33-26 Bolívar Square.
Rafael Nuñez House Museum
As a second option, you can visit the “Casa Museo Rafael Nuñez”, where Rafael Núñez lived and died, an illustrious Cartagena man who occupied the presidency of Colombia four times. In the museum, the historical legacy of Rafael Núñez’s thought, writer of the national anthem of Colombia is persevered and spread; so this place is an excellent option to be infected with the sense of belonging and identity of the patrimony of the region.
M: closed T-F: 9 to 17 S-D: 10 to 16
Barrio El Cabrero, Real Street # 41-89
Rafael Nuñez Cartagena House Museum
The presentation House Museum, Art and Culture
You can also visit “THE PRESENTATION HOUSE MUSEUM, ART AND CULTURE” which is the cultural center of the Autonomous University of Nariño. This center has an art gallery consisting of 5 exhibition rooms, it also has an art-café, boutique hotel and magic and relaxing environment, and you can visit them and become a witness of its true mission to support art in all its expressions. Actually, it is an excellent plan in the old cloister of the College of the Presentation, it is unique and colorful.
D: closed M-S: 9 to 20
Estanco del Aguardiente Street #5-63
Free Tour of Cartagena de Indias
If you want to learn and live in some way the history of the historic center of the city, there is the Free City Tour, this free walking tour within the walled city of Cartagena de Indias is the best way to learn and live the history of this magical city. The local tourist guides do not charge a fixed price for the service, this model is based on the popular “Free Tour based on tips”; this tour can be done in the morning or in the afternoon. It is an excellent way to learn from the roots of Cartagena’s history and support local initiatives.
D: closed M-S: 9:30 and 16
Camellón de Los Martires (in front of the convention center)
Mangrove Spirit Park
A very good option for nature lovers and outdoors is the “PARQUE ESPIRITU DEL MANGLAR”, this large park is the largest in the city of Cartagena, and its main protagonist is the mangrove which is also found with a great diversity of birds and animals such as iguanas, sloths, macaws, canaries and more. This park also has a library with free access and an outdoor gym, so it’s an excellent plan for a relaxing and different morning.
M-S: 8 to 21
If you want to have a new experience, you can explore Cartagena’s historic center and the city wall in the most fun way with ecoway, an innovative and environmentally friendly transport.