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Attractions in Cartagena de Indias: How much is the admission worth? What are their working times?

If you are planning a visit to Cartagena, and want to have the itinerary ready, with the sites you want to visit and the admission prices they handle, in here you will find the complete list with the most representative places in the city. Whether for its historical, cultural and architectural importance, or for its natural and aesthetic value, these sites of interest, and the set of attractions that the city has, have to be visited once or more times in the different trips you make to La Heroica.

The list is presented randomly, and not in order of importance, so you can start with the activity that you prefer. Keep in mind that the entrance to some of these places is free, but others have different prices that it is good to know before arriving. Just pay attention to the hours of attention and, wherever you go, remember to always take with you a good attitude and a lot of respect for others and, of course, for the fantastic Cartagena de Indias that always welcomes you.

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These are the main places of interest in Cartagena and the prices you should know before reaching them.

Museo Naval (Naval Museum)

Address: Historical Center, Plaza Santa Teresa, Calle San Juán de Dios # 3-62.

Phone: (5) 664 2440.

Schedule: Open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission prices:
  • Adults: 16.000 COP.
  • Children between 5 and 12 years: 2.000 COP.
  • Students (presenting the student ID): 5.000 COP.
  • Children under 5 years old: Free.
Museo Naval del Caribe en Cartagena

Museo Histórico de Cartagena (Historical Museum of Cartagena - Inquisition Palace

Address: Historical Center, Plaza de Bolívar, Palacio de la Inquisición, Cra. 3 # 33-46.

Phone: (5) 664 4570.

Schedule: Monday to Friday: From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. / Sunday and Holidays: From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission prices:
  • Adults: 21.000 COP.
  • Children between 5 and 12 years old: 18.000 COP
  • Students (showing a valid student ID): 18.000 COP.
  • Adults over 60 years old: 18.000 COP.
  • Children under 5 years old: Free.

Santuario Museo San Pedro Claver (San Pedro Claver Sanctuary and Museum)

Address: Historical Center, Plaza de San Pedro Claver, Santuario de San Pedro Claver, Cra. 4 # 30-01.

Phone: (5) 664 4741.

Schedule: Monday to Friday: From 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday: From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission prices:
  • Adults: 14.000 COP.
  • Children between 8 and 13 years old: 9.000 COP.
  • Adults over 60 years old: 9.000 COP.
  • Children under 8 years old: Free.
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Museo de Arte Moderno (Modern Art Museum)

Address: Historical Center, Plaza San Pedro Claver, Cll. 31 # 69B-69.

Phone: (5) 664 5815.

Schedule: Monday to Friday: From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - From 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. / Saturday: From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / Sunday: From 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Admission prices:
  • Regular fee: 8.000 COP.
  • Students (showing a valid student ID): 4.000 COP.

Museo del Oro Zanú (Gold Museum)

Address: Historical Center, Parque de Bolívar, Cra. 4 # 33-26.

Phone: (5) 660 0778.

Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday: From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / Sunday: From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. / Monday: Closed.

Admission price:

Free.Museo del Oro

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez (Rafael Núñez Museum House)

Address: El Cabrero, Calle Real, Cra. 2 # 41-89.

Phone: (5) 660 9058.

Schedule: Tuesday to Friday: From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday: From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Monday: Closed.

Admission price:

Free.

La Presentación Casa Museo de Arte y Cultura (La Presentación Museum-House of Art and Culture)

Address: Historical Center, Calle Estanco del Aguardiente # 5-63.

Phone: 304 606 8459.

Schedule: Monday to Saturday: From 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. / Sunday: Closed.

Admission price:

Free.

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Convento de Santa Cruz de la Popa (Santa Cruz de la Popa Convent)

Address: Cerro de la Popa, Cll. 37, Cartagena de Indias.

Phone: to be confirmed.

Schedule: Open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Admission price:

Regular fee: 12.000 COP.vista desde La Popa

Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas* (San Felipe de Barajas Castle)

Address: Avenida Antonio Arévalo, sector Pie del Cerro, Cra. 17.

Phone: (5) 642 1293.

Schedule: Open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m / On “free Sunday”: From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission prices:
  • Adults (Colombians): 20.000 COP.
  • Adults (foreigners): 25.000 COP.
  • Children between 6 and 13 years old: 10.500 COP.
  • Students (showing a valid student ID): 10.500 COP.
  • Children under 6 years old, adults over 62 years old, and people in disability condition: Free.
*The last Sunday of every month (excluding December and January) there is free entrance for Colombian citizens.

Fortificaciones de Bocachica* (Bocachica Fortifications)

Address: Corregimiento insular de Bocachica en Tierrabomba.

Phone: (5) 655 0211 – 655 0277.

Schedule: Open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission price:

Free*.

*Even though the entrance to the Fortifications is free, in order to reach them, you must take a boat at the Tourist Wharf of La Bodeguita, which can charge you approximately 10.000 COP per trip (the price is previously negotiated with each operator). You must also cancel the value of the Port Exit Tax that currently has a cost of 17.000 COP per person.Fortifications of Bocachica,Cartagena de Indias

Museo Precolombino de la Paz (Pre-Columbian Peace Museum)

Address: La Boquilla, Ciénaga de Juan Polo, Isla Mirador.

Schedule: Open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission price:

Regular fee: 10.000 COP.

* To get to the museum you must take a canoe service that takes you and brings you back for a value of approximately 30.000 COP.

Tours and ecological activities in the Ciénagas de la Virgen and Juan Polo

Address: La Boquilla, Tourist Agency Los Arriberos.

Phone: 311 661 0746 – 322 896 7737.

Schedule: Open every day from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Experiences’ fees:
  • Tour around the mangroves (2 hours): 75.000 COP.
  • Birds sightseeing (2 hours): Option one: 6:00 a.m. Option two: 5:00 p.m. 100.000 COP.
  • Fishing tour (with nasa and atarraya) (6 hours): 110.000 COP (starts at 6:00 a.m.).
  • “A day on the beach” experience (a beach near Manzanillo del Mar): 110.000 COP (From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). It includes lunch, snacks and water.

Volcán del Totumo (The Totumo Volcano)

Address: Galerazamba, corregimiento de Santa Catalina (40 minutes away from Cartagena’s downtown).

Schedule: Open everyday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission prices:
  • Adults: 10.000 COP.
  • Children: 5.000 COP.
Volcan del totumo Cartagena

Vivarium del Caribe (Caribbean Vivarium)

Address: North Zone, Km 15 direction Pontezuela – Bayunca (40 minutes away from Cartagena’s downtown).

Phone: 312 697 5064.

Schedule: Open everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission prices:
  • Adults: 16.000 COP.
  • Children: 14.000 COP.

Jardín Botánico de Cartagena Guillermo Piñeres (Guillermo Piñeres Botanical Garden)

Address: Matute sector, Municipio de Turbaco, Km 9, Autopista I-90 (40 minutes away from Cartagena’s downtown).

Phone: (5) 672 3800 Ext. 4026 – 310 659 5394.

Schedule: Open everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is closed the first labor day of the month.

Admission price:

Regular fee: 18.000 COP.

Aviario Nacional de Colombia (Colombia’s National Aviary)

Address: Isla de Barú, Km 14.5, direction Cartagena-Barú (50 minutes away from Cartagena’s downtown).

Phone: 322 552 9134 – 323 290 7151.

Schedule: Open everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last entrance: 4:00 p.m. Times for the presentation “Aves al Vuelo” (Birds on the Fly): 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (exact hours).

Admission prices:
  • Adults (foreigners): 60.000 COP.
  • Children between 2 and 12 years (foreigners): 50.000 COP.
  • Foreigner students (showing a valid student ID): 50.000 COP.
  • Adults (Colombians): 40.000 COP.
  • Children between 2 and 12 years (Colombians): 35.000 COP.
  • Colombian students (a valid student ID must be shown): 35.000 COP.
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Oceanario Islas del Rosario (Islas del Rosario Aquarium)*

Address: Isla San Martín de Pajarales, Islas del Rosario.

Phone: 301 414 1483.

Schedule: (Guided tour of approximately 45 minutes with dolphins and sharks shows): Open everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Admission prices:
  • Adults: 30.000 COP.
  • Children, under 12 years old: 25.000 COP.
*To get to the Oceanarium, you usually pay between 40.000 and 60.000 COP for a one day tour in the Rosario Islands. Most of these visit the aquarium for at least one hour. They leave between 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Besides, you must pay the Port Exit Tax which is worth 17.000 COP.

** The activity of swimming with the dolphins and taking pictures, for a space of 5 minutes, has an additional value of 50.000 COP.

Parque Espíritu del Manglar (Spirit of the Mangrove Park)

Address: Avenida Pedro de Heredia, Chambacú sector, diagonal to the Intelligent Building and to the station "Chambacú" of Transcaribe. 10 minutes away from the Historical Center.

Phone: (5) 643 7275.

Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday: From 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. / Sunday: From 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. / Monday: Closed.

Admission price:

Free.Parque espíritu del manglar

Horse-Drawn Car Tour

Address: You can usually spot these cars in the Historical Center. There are pick up places around Plaza de Los Coches, Parque de Bolívar and Parque de la Marina.

Schedule: Open everyday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Experiences’ fees (negotiable rates):
  • 25 minutes tour: 60.000 COP.
  • 35 minutes tour: 80.000 COP.
  • 60 minutes tour: 140.000 COP.

“Chiva” bus Tour*

Address: These colorful vehicles are located between the Parque Centenario and the Camellón de los Mártires, as well as around the Bocagrande area.

Schedule: They operate everyday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Admission prices (the tour lasts 4 hours. It is guide by an entertainer and it includes a welcome cocktail. A minimum of 10 people is required):
  • *With a visit to the Castillo de San Felipe included: 58.000 COP.
  • *With no visit to the Castillo de San Felipe: 36.000 COP.

CitySightSeeing Cartagena*

Phones: (5) 643 0683 – 313 457 1146.

Schedule: Open everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tour prices:
  • Adults: 45.000 COP.
  • Children: 35.000 COP.
*It's a tour on a 2-story bus with an open roof. You can go up and down as many times as you want with the same ticket, that serves you for a period of two days. It includes a guided walk through the Historical Center, and a translation system in 6 languages.

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Yacht ride through the bay at sunset*

Phones: 312 709 6999 – 312 736 9222.

Schedule: Wednesday to Sunday. Between September and January: Boarding at 4:45 p.m., and sailing at 5:00 p.m. Between February and August: Boarding at 5:15 p.m. and sailing at 5:30.

Tour prices:

Estimated value of the route depending on the operator (90 minutes approximately): between 60.000 and 90.000 COP.

*In addition, 17.000 COP must be paid for the dock exit tax.Yates en Cartagena

A day on Islas del Rosario

In Cartagena, different operators offer this type of routes aboard comfortable and modern boats.

Schedule (approximate): Departure from the port at 9:00 a.m. Arrival at the Oceanarium at 10:30 a.m. Lunch at Playa Blanca around 12:30 p.m. Departure back to Cartagena at 3:00 p.m.

Experience fee:

17.000 COP of tax. 50.000 COP (approximate) for a boat round trip, with lunch in Playa Blanca included. 30.000 COP, either for the entrance to the Oceanarium, or for snorkeling around it (this is optional). If you do not take one of these two options, you can stay in the surroundings of one of the islands for one hour, which is the time that the activities take.

Admission prices for a day in the Isla del Encanto Hotel

Several hotels and tourist agencies in the city offer this type of plans that generally include transport, lunch, snacks, and the possibility to use some hotel spaces and services.

Experience fee:

195.000 COP per person (low season prices).Isla del Encanto CartagenaAlthough most places and services handle fixed prices, the dynamics in many of the transportation services are different and require a rate to be agreed upon, through prior negotiation.
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