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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas - Other Activity Cartagena - Colombia

A statue of Blas de Lazo, who famously and successfully defended Cartagena from invasion in 1742, stands in front of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, Cartagena's strongest and largest military fortress. This fortress was built on San Lázaro Hill over the course of nearly 150 years and features advanced military engineering that was directed by engineer Antonio de Arévalo. Wander through the underground passageways, which are now lit so that visitors can see the impeccable design. This military wonder remains a symbol of Cartagena's history under siege and its people's long journey toward independence.


Av Arévalo, San Lázaro

Cartagena, Colombia

Other Activity

Getting There

The fortress is just a 20 minute walk from the old town, or take a local bus from Parque del Centenario.

Travel Tips:

Last entry is at 5:45 p.m.

Price Description:

Adults $8; Children $4.50

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:daily 8 a.m.

Open Hours to:daily 6 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: +57 5 666-4790 / 656-0591

Here are other activities in and around Cartagena that may be of interest: Playa Blanca, Isla de Tierra Bomba, Cartagena Water Sports and Activities, La Boquilla, San Basilio De Palenque, La Popa, Río Casino, Volcán del Totumo, Islas del Rosario and Free In Cartagena.

By Brenda Yun
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22 Jun 2011

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