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San Felipe de Barajas Castle

Avenida Antonio Arevalo, Cartagena, Colombia
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Built by the Spaniards as a defense in colonial times, this is one of the oldest buildings in Colombia.
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Avenida Antonio Arevalo, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wear comfortable shoes and go early or late in the day. Can get very hot mid day. You get a really awesome idea of how Cartagena came to be

Thank MichiganDreamer1962
Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazing old fort, with great views of the city from all around the structure. Mazes of passageways going down and through the interior that are interesting to explore. The design of the fort, with so many different angles to the walls is very interesting.

Thank H2O_log
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there at around five-ish where unfortunately the audio tour is not available anymore, but I would really recommend to pay the little extra for the audio tour as the castle is otherwise not very interesting to see. Great views of the city, though.

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While in Cartagena, Castillo de San Felipe is a one of the places that you cannot miss. Fantastic views of the city and a heaven for photography lovers. Try to go as early as you can otherwise the heat will be very intense after midday....More

Thank Beachtraveler62
Reviewed 4 days ago

Make sure you plan this expedition in the early morning as the sun and temperature will not be your best friend. There are some hidden passages you can find that seem to be off the beaten track where others wont dare go. Pop on your...More

Thank Cartagenafishig
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely worth the visit, amazing historic site! Remember to take water and a hat with you. There are few shady spots and it's usually very hot in there.

Thank Thiago R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What can you say about a fort which is a couple of hundred years old? Nice to visit. 45k pesos for my girlfriend who is Columbian and myself. About 15$USD for the 2 of us.

Thank gustafo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wealth of history lies in this castle. Walter at Guianza Express Tours provided detailed information on castle's visit. He accompanied us at all times.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 6 days ago

There's a whole lot of history at this place. It is a must see. Use a guide who will give you the best tour and history of the place. The old city and Boca Grande views from the top are incredible.

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An impressive fort on a grand scale. Very reasonable entry cost. Spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding area can Be seen from the fort. Definitely needs to be visited while in Cartagena. A historical part of Cartagena steeped in hundreds of years of conflicts....More

Thank Bennettbrian
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Lorie O
23 October 2016|
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Response from travelerOrangeCounty | Reviewed this property |
Since your only there a day, I would not bother with changing money, but know your exchange rate and all is good with US $. Make sure you bring plenty of smaller change, 1, 5, 10, 20. No big bills. ATM and credit cards... More
6 April 2016|
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Response from Luis_Andre_Sampaio | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on the kind of disability. If you can walk up hill slowly, you will get to the most interesting site, with good views of the city. You will probably miss the tunnels, which are not so great anyway. The view... More
Anne F
15 January 2016|
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Response from Steven H | Reviewed this property |
We had hired a guide for a half day tour , We used a man who calls himself Duran Duran , He was excellent . He was a wealth of knowledge and made this fortress much more interesting . There were guides at the venue but I... More