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San Felipe de Barajas Castle

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Address: Avenida Antonio Arevalo, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number:
576566803
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built by the Spaniards as a defense in colonial times, this is one of the...

Built by the Spaniards as a defense in colonial times, this is one of the oldest buildings in Colombia.

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Great views and history

The castle has interesting history and the tunnels are fun to wander around. From the top you have great views of the city. Plenty of good picture taking spots.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Portage, Michigan
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Portage, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The castle has interesting history and the tunnels are fun to wander around. From the top you have great views of the city. Plenty of good picture taking spots.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our guide did an okay job, but I felt their was a lot of information we were not getting. We found the fort interesting but not great. It is massive but without historical information not much more

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for watching sunset from the walls and full of history from pirate raids which kids will enjoy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic view and very historic. No signs in English but they offer audio guides. Beware all the street vendors.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A little out of the way. Did walk to it but Taxi back. Lot of building work. Views ok. The main interest are a view tunnel networks to explore, and the fact it is in romancing the stone

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in the middle of the day, so very hot but enjoyed the history and the view. I would recommend checking it out. It was 25000 per person and spent about 2 hours walking around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends had been the day before and recommended it so we booked a taxi and went. There are several entry options: DIY, guided or audioguide, we chose DIY and the cost was 71000 COP for the 4 of us. Arriving at 4.30 was ideal. The children were eager to run around and the heat wasn't overly oppressive. The tunnels are,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A quick, cheap cab ride (or moderate walk if the sun's not blaring) is worth it to visit this historically significant site. Recommend Tierra Magna self-guided tours for inexpensive and excellent museum-type audio headset (2 audio plugs per machine for sharing, we recommend your own earbuds for best sound) that allow you to go at your own pace with excellent... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't do a tour which is probably why I felt this way and might have made a difference to my enjoyment. Some ok views, sunset was cloudy when I went. I wouldn't go during mid day sun as even at 5pm it was hot. Tunnels are cool but you don't get to appreciate it much with so many other... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful example of a superbly designed fort which resisted all attempts at being captured. The story attached to its defense against the British adds to the interest in the site. TheRe are good views from the fort and interesting features. The one downside was that the day I visited Omega Watches had hired parts and were preparing... More 

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