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Av Pedro De Heredia, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Reviewed September 18, 2019

We took a tour with FEM. Very good guide. We love it. The sights, smells, food and people should not be missed. Be aware that it is rustic at the best.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sndovale
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

If you can find a cab to take you, go! Do not take or show anything of value . The deeper you travel within the labyrinth of stalls selling all sorts of cheap goods- the closer you get to experience what seems to be an...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of having Paola for a guide. I don’t think we would have went here on our own as it looks intimidating. Paola was a wealth of information who gave us a great cultural look of the Cartagena people....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

If you came to Columbia to see true Columbian culture and experience the food, this is a must see. Leave your fancy sneakers and Birkenstock’s behind and wear closed toed shoes and socks (preferably ones that are easy to clean). Your feet and legs will...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Roseie
Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

As a Spanish-speaking Expat from Atlanta that has been living in Cartagena for 8 months now, I can say that this place is the Real Cartagena. If you don’t speak Spanish, I don’t recommend going alone. Also, if you are too “uppity” about every little...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Theogexpat
Reviewed April 10, 2019

I brought my freshman in college daughter to Cartagena for spring break. We stayed in the walled city, but wanted to get out and see a bit more. We hired a private guide for $50US. DO NOT GO WITHOUT A GUIDE!! Honestly, we probably wouldn't...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pam154
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Of the many local markets we have visited in South and Central America, India and North Africa, this was the nastiest, messiest, smelliest, dirtiest, and most unkempt of all. It did not help that one of the stalls had a big fire and the place...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

A little loud, a little smelly – typical market. Some interesting fruit, but you get the same variety from a pushcart vendors in Getsemani

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Yuri L
Reviewed February 22, 2019

First, we were told that we could not be picked up at our cruise ship and had to make our way to the heart of Cartagena old town, which we did (took about 40 minutes). Then we had to wait for another couple to arrive...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019

Our family of six wandered the many stalls, and bargained for fruit. It was smelly and filled with all manner of folks and it was REAL. I would only say watch out for the crazy motorcyclists and cars on the edges of the market...I would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Zach84Jake62
December 18, 2018|
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Response from houstontraveler2017 | Reviewed this property |
We used our driver as a guide and just paid him extra to do so. We used the same driver throughout our trip- driver was arranged by our hotel.
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Upngo
November 29, 2018|
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My guide was my driver -- the driver was set up by the hotel Sofitel. we simply paid him extra to not only drive us to the Mercado but to escort us through the Mercado as well. It is a large space and I am glad i had a guide... More
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Klara758
March 21, 2018|
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We were very pleased with Duran Duran Tours. They took us to market where we shopped for items that we then used to prepare a meal in their home. Cooking class was good and made going to the market purposeful.
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