The Walls of Cartagena

Cartagena Colombia

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Cartagena de Indias

The walled city, pride of Colombia

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The Walls of Cartagena

 

The construction of the Walls of Cartagena, an effort mounted to defend the city from possible pirate attacks, lasted nearly two centuries, with construction ending in 1796. The historic center is surrounded by seven miles of these imposing stone walls, complemented by fortifications and bastions, from which you can watch the sunset over the Caribbean Sea.

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.