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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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Avenida Antonio Arevalo, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Really cool place to visit. Our kid loved wandering the tunnels through the castle. But the audio guide we rented was super fluke, and kept coming in and out. Also, with 32 stopping points, many in the hot sun, the theatrical elements of the audio...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed today via mobile

UNESCO site place. If you want great views of Cartagena you must visit this place. It is an easy walk to the top. Sadly the tourist guides are extremely annoying. They scream and shout. The besr time to go is around 4pm when the sun...More

Thank Margarita703
Reviewed yesterday

Interesting history. Massive structure impressively built.. Good views from the top. Plan to spend about an hour.

Thank Michele M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great building/castle that is a must see if you visit Cartagena. Great view of the city as well. Can be very crowded at times. Check this before you go.

Thank Kenneth J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here with 3 children and this was an absolute must to do in Cartagena. Views of the city from the fort are amazing. There are a ton of little shortcut tunnels that kids loved to explore and at the top there was a...More

Thank Andrey K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did have a great tour of the Castle, considered to be the most important Spanish colonial fort in Latin America. It was w/ a sactioned Chiva bus tour group, the other stops could be skipped, so perhaps consider hiring a guide, take an.Uber or...More

Thank mariachicagoeber
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped here as part of the hop on hop off bus tour. Did the audio tour which we could buy on the bus which helped us avoid the long lines to purchase tickets at the booth. Climb was tough especially in the heat but worth...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited on a particularly hot day with a tour guide. The walk to the top and thru tunnel was very warm and humid, but worth the history lesson.

Thank Enzodamico11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife & I took a bus from our hotel to the entrance of this historic fortress. Our hotel (see review for ‘Hotel Boutique Las Carretas’) arranged our tour-both hop on, hop off bus & entrance fee & audio guide-& all we needed to do...More

Thank ltdak2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very well preserved castle, you can take a tour, try to skip midday as it can get pretty hot and humid and climbing gets hard for some people. The views are awesome, the tour is complete and the castle is pretty good.

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19 November 2017|
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Response from Beachtraveler62 | Reviewed this property |
They take credit cards, buy the tickets at the entrance.
Lorie O
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