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Magic and Myth in Gabo’s Cartagena

Discover how Cartagena became the source of inspiration for Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Tour Details
About the Tour
2.5 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • Follow the footsteps of Gabriel Garcia Marquez around Cartagena
  • Led by a cultural historian
  • Cartagena Old City (UNESCO), Plaza San Diego, Home of Gabiel Garcia Marquez, and Contemporary Art Museum of Cartagena
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Was a very interesting tour. Wish we could have visited Marquez's house or gone to an exhibit concerning his works.
The stories about Marquez's life were really fabulous - the details of how he used to work at the newspaper and then hang out with the warehouse and port workers after work to hear the "real" news and collect stories, how he wove together parts of Cartagena into his novels (calling it another name, of course), etc. These stories, together with those of his characters, actually brought out Cartagena's "spirit" or soul for us and we learned a lot about its socio-economic and cultural background (past and present).