Built by the engineer Juan de Herrera y Sotomayor in the early 18th century between the islands of Tierrabomba and Barú, Fort San José controlled access to the Bocachica channel. This fortification is part of the architectural ensemble declared a UNESCO Site Of Human, Historical, and Cultural Heritage along with Fort San Fernando, which served as a prison.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
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.