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Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

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Cartagena was always a desirable conquest for pirates and enemies of the Spanish Crown; and for this reason, the defense of the city from these threats was a question of priority for its inhabitants from the first decades of the existence of the...more
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Carrera 17, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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All reviews audio guide bring water wear a hat san felipe great view of the city interesting history entrance fee walled city old city walk around city tour visiting cartagena street vendors castle tunnel soldiers heat
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Reviewed yesterday

This was fantastic. Vendors very pushy. Almost came on the bus!! Just say no thank you if you're not interested.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lisa F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely place with amazing views. Very hot so don’t forget your Hat! Highly recommended to go early in the morning or afternoon.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mlvcol
Reviewed yesterday

I was expecting a castle and this is a military fortification. As my friend asked: "Where did all the people live?" Well it wasn't that type of castle. This fortification was essential in Cartagena's victory over Vernon and the English. Don't miss the statue of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AstridTheo101
Reviewed 2 days ago

This castle is perched on top of a hill, so it offers great views of Cartagena. There is an admission fee. The history is very interesting and information is posted at certain points within the castle. The movie is worth staying for but make sure...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tenthlisten
Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw this as part of a cruise excursion that also included time to walk around in the old walled city. The architecture was superb and we like the Castillo, as well. The only thing we didn't like was the people pestering us to buy...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WildFlowerMe
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice view from there ! The castle is interesting and it is an important point in the history of Cartagena but nothing is explained in English. You dont need more than one hour for the visit, except if you want to enjoy the view more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank vulpy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't bother paying for transit to here from the walled city - it's an easy walk. The top of the fort offers beautiful views of Cartagena (doing this in lieu of La Popa is a good idea if you're just looking for a nice site...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank A R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing place for view and taking pictures other then that just old forth. I arrived around 10AM and won't that busy, some people here and there . Please make sure to wear sun screen and hat not much shade there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mojaMapa_7
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an amazing journey inside the walls of this historic castle. There is amazing history to learn. There are secret tunnels and hideaways to explore. You can feel and smell the centuries of history oozing through the walls. That being said, this is a good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jubba S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved wandering thru the explosive tunnels. There's not much going on at the FORT. It's a fort - not a castle - but it's still interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
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19 November 2017|
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Response from jeniferc2505 | Reviewed this property |
They take credit cards for the entrance and inside as well. But once inside they do have minimums so best would be to have some local currency available
23 October 2016|
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Response from DRital | Reviewed this property |
You can use either. Price is cheaper with Pesos. But we charged it ourselves. Went to the fort from Celebrity cruise ship ourselves. A ride is required. You can't walk it. We took a taxi. Much cheaper than the... More
6 April 2016|
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Response from Luis_Andre_Sampaio | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on the kind of disability. If you can walk up hill slowly, you will get to the most interesting site, with good views of the city. You will probably miss the tunnels, which are not so great anyway. The view... More