The Breakwater

Cartagena Colombia

Photo by: ProColombia

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Cartagena de Indias

The walled city, pride of Colombia

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The breakwater was built in Bocagrande in order to prevent the passage of ships between Punta Icacos and Tierrabomba, at a time when pirates were trying to plunder Spanish treasure. This defensive dike is part of the architectural ensemble declared a UNESCO Site Of Human, Historical, and Cultural Heritage.

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This city is an open-air museum, but has more than just culture and history to offer. Cartagena is also a traveler destination for beaches, water sports, and crafts, among other things.