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Carriage Ride

Carriage Trip

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Carriage Ride

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Important:

The price of $ 24 is by carriage. Not by person.

For example, if you come with 3 friends, you should buy a single ticket for 4 passengers, at $ 70,000 COP

CARRIAGE RIDE:

Cartagena de Indias, city of legends, of mysteries, of magic. Let yourself be captivated by the charm of the city of Cartagena, “World Heritage” that maintains its charm despite the ravages of time. Enjoy the picturesque streets of its historic center, on an unforgettable horse-drawn carriage ride.This beautiful tour by horse drawn carriage, will allow you to enjoy a magical journey through the streets of Cartagena, led by a coach driver with extensive knowledge of history, tradition and culture of the city. 

DESCRIPTION: Accompanied walk to the historic center of Cartagena, on board a horse-drawn wagon.4

  • Horse-drawn carriage ride by a knowledgeable expert.
  • Duration: approximately 30 minutes.
  • Guided tour for 2 or 4 people.
  • Departure every day of the week.
  • Departure times: from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Departure point: Parque De La Marina – car area.
RIDE ON A CARRIAGE, A TRADITION IN CARTAGENA

Cartagena de Indias is a beautiful city, full of legends and traditions, which with the passage of time, was consolidated as a World Heritage Site.

The tradition of the drive through Cartagena de Indias, dates from colonial times, when the great personalities of that time used this means of transportation, for personal use and social status, this type of luxury transport was used.

These carriages, known in the world with the name of victories, floats, or as in Cartagena, simply carriages, evolved from the demands of the tourist, until becoming a patrimonial icon of the city, creating a sense of belonging and inspiring the great composers, that in beautiful exaltations, they sang to Cartagena de Indias, while they took their tours of the city.

The carriages of Cartagena introduced the provision of tourist services at the beginning of the 20th century, when due to too much vehicular traffic, through the entrance of the Walled City, causing it to lose that characteristic of the colonial environment that marked it.

It is said that everything began, when one day, a young tourist rented for specific needs a car owned by Juan Ríos Vásquez, which had been a gift from the then-president of Colombia, President Rafael Núñez, and he traveled with infinite pleasure, the colonial environment, listening to the charioteer, the old stories of the old city, and it was as well as the car for every day use.  It was mostly requested for tourist tours, which impelled this type of services to the growth and organization of this guild.

Today, the drivers are highly trained, so that the tourist and the native who use this means of tourist transport, get to know not only the architectural landscape of the city, but also the history of Cartagena, that listening to it while riding in a carrige, seems like a mythological story. The slogan is: “If you do not believe me, come and we’ll tell you”.

In Cartagena de Indias, there are two streets that refer to carriages: Calle Cochera del Hobo and Calle Cochera del Gobernador. According to chroniclers of the time, they were where Mr. Hobo and Mr. Governor´s carriages were kept, this supports the theory that in Cartagena de Indias, since colonial times, the lords with power had a carriage for their personal use or to honor with a ride  the illustrious visitors.

You are welcome to Cartagena, for us, a V.I.P., which will always be well treated, and received with the best willingness, to give you the best service. Do not let them tell you, come and enjoy this beautiful journey by carriage. Enjoy it!

Carriage Ride

From: US$ 24,00