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.
- 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