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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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Beautiful. Kids love it

Short visit of about 1h due to the heat and the small children. But they loved it: the ramps, the tunnels, the canyons. Every last sunday of the month is free for Colombian... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Medellin, Colombia
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Medellin, Colombia
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Short visit of about 1h due to the heat and the small children. But they loved it: the ramps, the tunnels, the canyons. Every last sunday of the month is free for Colombian citizens

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was interesting walking around the castle immersing myself in the history of Cartagena. It a good place to view the old city’s skyline as well.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very cool historic military fort. The fort is large and has angular walls with many cannon placements.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice old Spanish fort in the entrance of the bay. Dark corridors, nice views on he city. Interesting history. Guides availebe

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Std. Touristic site, you learn its history and the guides are enthusiastic, nice part of a whole circuit. Other than that it's nothing special, and you should bring lots of water if you go on a sunny day near noon.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth a visit. The views are really good. Walkable from the old town. Wear sneakers-it's a hike up to the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely worth the time, effort and money. Impressive on different aspects. But try to visit before the peak heat of the day, allowing 2+ hours to really enjoy it. Highly recommended.

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This castle is really a fortress and other than lots of tunnel-ish passages and a great view, there's nothing terribly interesting about it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the best things to do outside of the walls. I enjoyed it although the entrance fees were a bit high and the tunnels a bit small if you're on the taller side haha.

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Kentfield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fort, the largest in all the Americas ,is amazing in its massiveness. If someone in your party is in a wheelchair they enter for free but is well worth it to pay someone to push it up the ramps. Even then they will not get to the very top as there is a long staircase. As I said, it... More 

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