The Vaults are in the northern part of the walled city between the Santa Clara and Santa Catalina forts. With 47 arches and 23 domes, they were the final colonial constructions in the fortified city. They initially served as Spanish headquarters, then as a jail for Patriots during Independence and at the beginning of the Republic, and now house art galleries, bars, and souvenir shops.
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
- The entrance to Cartagena
- 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