San Felipe Castle

Cartagena Colombia

Photo by: ProColombia

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Cartagena de Indias

The walled city, pride of Colombia

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San Felipe Castle , Cartagena de Indias

Photo by: ProColombia

San Felipe Castle

Wander through the tunnels of the San Felipe de Barajas Castle to discover the interior of the “guardian of Cartagena.” The Spaniards sought to fend off British attacks, and in 1657 they finished building this fortress on the hill of San Lazaro, thus taking control of the only access point to the city from the mainland. Great pictures of the bay can be taken from the castle.

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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.