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San Felipe de Barajas Castle

Avenida Antonio Arevalo, Cartagena, Colombia
576566803
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Antonio Arevalo, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I took a taxi from the old city which cost $7.000. We arrived and used our US student IDs to get in for $10.000 per person, otherwise it would have cost $25.000. It was under restoration/construction and we walked up the ramp...More

Thank kmurray6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Go early in the morning. Nice views of the city. It's not really well defined as to sleeping, cooking areas. You can follow the underground tunnels. There is a small gift store at the top of the castle where one can also purchase refreshment. Plenty...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great view of the city - long clime up a steep incline - travel through tunnels under the building - very hot day but interesting

Thank Drtom1985
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

it was enjoyble , not expensive and interesting ,althou very hot. You are walking in the sun a lot since there is barely any shade , except when you go down in the tunnels.It is however beautiful to see the old city view from the...More

Thank Stef K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed so much the tour and learnt a lot! Guides are very well qualified and made our experience way more enjoyable. The way the castle was planned and build just blew my mind!

Thank Daniela B
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a bit expensive but it wass till nice, guides and sunny so i recommendyou to do it in the morning, but is a cute casttle, dont miss it, it has crazy inner tunels! and a nice viewon top, also alcohol xD

Thank colombiaexperience
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth visiting while in Cartagena. You get great views of the city from the top. There could be more information available to read while walking the castle, but audio tours are available - I just didn't take one.

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this castle during the day,but I am sure that it could be very beautiful during the night. Nice panoramic scenery and you can see all city of Cartagena.

Thank 818dominikak
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Cartagena for a conference, and had short time to know the surroundings. I read here that this is Cartagena's second top attraction, so I went there. Most of hotels are located in the Bocagrande area, so if you are staying there, this castle...More

1  Thank Eduardo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place have almost the history of Cartagena in the last 3 centuries. You appreciate good views and can take spectaculars photos front this place and 360 degrees. Be prepare for humidity and high temp!

Thank José Odalis O
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Lorie O
We will be in Cartagena for a few hours only as we will be travelling by cruise ship. Do we need to get Columbia Pesos or is US$$ or credit cards accepted?
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
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Brazilian_atl1
Is it accessible for people with walking disabilities? Are there wheel chairs that can be rented? Is it a good place to bring kids?
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
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Anne F
Is it possible to hire a guide once you arrive at this site? Or do you arrange a tour beforehand who takes you, guides you, and returns you to either hotel or Old Town.
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
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