GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Cartagena is a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. By the sea is the walled Old Town, founded in the 16th century, with squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. With a tropical climate, the city is also a popular beach destination. Reachable by boat are Isla de Barú, with white-sand beaches and palm trees, and the Islas del Rosario, known for their coral reefs.

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FORTINO SAN FELIPE

The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is a fortress in the city of Cartagena The castle is located on the Hill of San Lázaro in a strategic location, dominating approaches to the city by land or sea. It was built by the Spanish during the colonial era: construction began in the year 1536, and it was originally known as the Castillo de San Lázaro.

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WALLED CITY

The historic center is surrounded by 11 kilometers of defensive walls. These were complemented by fortifications along the coast, making Cartagena a militarily impregnable city. The walls, made in several stages, were designed to protect the city from continual pirate attacks, with construction beginning in 1586.

FORTINO SAN FELIPE

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Cartagena---Fortino-San-Felipe---10986 COVER

The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is a fortress in the city of Cartagena The castle is located on the Hill of San Lázaro in a strategic location, dominating approaches to the city by land or sea. It was built by the Spanish during the colonial era: construction began in the year 1536, and it was originally known as the Castillo de San Lázaro.

WALLED CITY

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Cartagena---Walled-city---Other-pictures-of-Historical-Center---7216 COVER

The historic center is surrounded by 11 kilometers of defensive walls. These were complemented by fortifications along the coast, making Cartagena a militarily impregnable city. The walls, made in several stages, were designed to protect the city from continual pirate attacks, with construction beginning in 1586.

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