While in Cartagena this is a great place to visit. The history is very interesting and it would be a shame to miss it since it's so close to the Old City.
This is the oldest, and maybe the coolest Fortress built in South America, which started being built at the 16th century and is incredibly huge. As it's always sunny in Cartagena, get some protection or you'll end up toasted as you walk at the fortress... There are great views of Cartagena and Bocagrande, and also many interesting things to see... More
Amazing how large - huge - this fortification is and the presence it has in Cartegena. Our guide pointed out that ramps rather than stairs are used because it is easier to move weaponry and troops. We did not go up the ramp into the fortification due to the intense heat and humidity.
Do your self a favour, use an electronic guide, or better yet, hire one of the official tour guides, it was $10 each for the two of us, if you had a bigger group, I am sure you could haggle. Our guide Samuel was quite knowledgeable,. I wouldn't say perfect as he had a few greater geographical points a little... More
This is the largest fortification in the Caribbean, and one of the largest in the world. It is a testament to the value of Cartagena to Spanish operations in the area. A visit requires a great deal of walking up and down steps and inclines. It is not geared to those with disabilities. Nonetheless it is a very important part... More
This is a huge historic complex at the center of the city with many tales of the battle to keep this city by the Spanish conquerors. We didn't do the hike. it was a terribly hot day. We sat close to the statue of Spanish Admiral Don Blas de Lezo, who with only one eye, one leg and one hand... More
The history associated to this place make it worth it. Knowing that this fortress was responsible for multiple defenses of the territory and few battles took place there make the visit a must. Walk through the walls, the batteries of cannons and the hidden places for the soldiers and ammunitions and feel the history. Careful with the sun and heat,... More
Castillo San Felipe de Barajas this old fort dates back to 1536. It is an interesting place to walk around with many good views of the city. Biggest and strongest fort ever built by Spaniards during colonial times. It was never taken down despite several attempts. It also has many tunnels to explore. It is a climb but dose have... More
all though the walk up may be too much for tourist requiring walking support or aid, it was worth the ticket cost, $10, my wife uses a cane and did not feel she could make the climb, clear views around the city and port , historic cannons and un touched walk ways and rooms, made you feel you stepped back... More
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