The Gate and Clock Tower (“la Puerta y la Torre del Reloj”) can be seen at the main entrance of the walled city. Of the three open doors there, only the central one existed originally; the other two were occupied by a gunroom and a chapel. In 1874, a clock was brought from the United States, and 63 years later it was replaced by the current clock, imported from Switzerland.
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.
- Home of “The Black Man’s Apostle”
- Look upon the sea
- A source of life
- Faith in its element
- A base for marine life
- A President’s home
- Another stronghold of Cartagena
- A citywide celebration
- Take a daytrip to the beach
- The heart of the city