Fort San Fernando de Bocachica

Cartagena Colombia

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Cartagena de Indias

The walled city, pride of Colombia

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Fort San Fernando de Bocachica


The Fort of San Fernando de Bocachica was built in a horseshoe shape on a high spot on the island of Carex (which means turtle in the Caribbean language). The island is now called Tierrabomba. The plans for the fort were drafted by the engineer Mac Evan and work on it began in 1753. At either end, bastions arise facing north. The vaults, meanwhile, were used as prisons.



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.