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Magic Realism Hike

culture walk

Magic Realism Hike

4 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English, Spanish
culture walk

Magic Realism Hike

culture walk

Magic Realism Hike

4 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

We'll meet at Santa Catalina Baluarte. Have a quick chat to get to know each other. Then take a leisurely stroll along the top of the wall which circles the city as the sun sets. I'll walk you through Cartagena's Magic Realism. How the culture and history of Cartagena can only be described as fiction with magical elements. Pirates, slaves, war, and modern-day troubles are all wrapped in the clear yellow light of a city stuck in time. I'll use landmarks along our walk to explain various points of Cartagena's history and culture. How the two intertwine to create the stories of its past and present. For example second-hand anecdotes about the restoration process for the Santa Clara Hotel and a possible visit to its catacombs. How the excavation of this site resulted in my favorite Gabriel Garcia Marquez book "Of Love and Other Demons."

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Your host

Learn more about Jessica

Jessica

Professionally I can be described as an Architect/Profesor. But, what the previous sentence really means is; I am passionate about how complex systems work, designing them, and helping people understand those complexities. I have lived, worked, and taught between Cartagena and the US for the last 15 years. I am obsessed with Cartagena's vibrancy, culture, and history.

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Where you'll be

Santa Catalina Baluarte. Santa Clara Hotel and a possible visit to its catacombs. Merced Balurte. Santa Cruz Baluarte. Santo Domingo Baluarte. San Francisco Javier Baluarte

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

As this is an architecture history lesson on foot I recommend an interest in at least one.
Jessica
Magic Realism Hike
4 reviews
£8/person
4 reviews
£8/person