GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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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BALUARTE DE SANTO DOMINGO

The Baluarte de Santo Domingo is a bastion located in Cartagena. The bastion of Santo Domingo has a particular importance, since it is the origin of the construction of the city walls of Cartagena in the early 17th century.

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IGLESIA DE SAN PEDRO CLAVER

The Iglesia de San Pedro Claver is a church located in Cartagena, on the Plaza de San Pedro Claver.

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MUSEO DE ORO

The Museo de Oro, also known as Museo del Oro Zenú, is a miniature version of Bogotá's gold museum. Though small, it offers a collection of the gold and pottery of the Zenú people (also known as Sinú), who inhabited the region before the Spanish Conquest.

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HISTORICAL CENTER

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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PLAZA DE BOLIVAR

The Bolivar Park, also known as Plaza de Bolivar, is a urban park located in the historic center of Cartagena. It is an emblematic site of the city, loaded with historical and cultural symbolism.

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STREET DANCING

Cartagena's rich tradition of music and dance is interwoven into the fabric of life on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

BALUARTE DE SANTO DOMINGO

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Cartagena---Walled-city---Baluarte-de-Santo-Domingo---10178 COVER

The Baluarte de Santo Domingo is a bastion located in Cartagena. The bastion of Santo Domingo has a particular importance, since it is the origin of the construction of the city walls of Cartagena in the early 17th century.

IGLESIA DE SAN PEDRO CLAVER

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Cartagena---Walled-city---Iglesia-de-San-Pedro-Claver---5893 COVER

The Iglesia de San Pedro Claver is a church located in Cartagena, on the Plaza de San Pedro Claver.

MUSEO DE ORO

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Cartagena---Walled-city---Museo-de-oro---9429 COVER

The Museo de Oro, also known as Museo del Oro Zenú, is a miniature version of Bogotá's gold museum. Though small, it offers a collection of the gold and pottery of the Zenú people (also known as Sinú), who inhabited the region before the Spanish Conquest.

HISTORICAL CENTER

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Cartagena---Walled-city---Other-pictures-of-Historical-Center---7461 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.

PLAZA DE BOLIVAR

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Cartagena---Walled-city---Plaza-de-Bolivar---9811 COVER

The Bolivar Park, also known as Plaza de Bolivar, is a urban park located in the historic center of Cartagena. It is an emblematic site of the city, loaded with historical and cultural symbolism.

STREET DANCING

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Cartagena---Walled-city---Street-dance-shows---6800 COVER

Cartagena's rich tradition of music and dance is interwoven into the fabric of life on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

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