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Museo de las Fortificaciones and Las Murallas - Museum Cartagena - Colombia

Construction of Las Murallas, the walls protecting Cartagena de Indias, began in 1586 when Bautista Antonelli, an Italian engineer, was hired by the Spanish Crown. They were later fortified by Cristóbal de Roda in 1608, who worked particularly to build the section separating the city from the open sea. From 1631 to 1633, Francisco de Murga worked to further protect the city on the other side, in Getsemaní. Repairs after several sieges were made in the late 17th century and early 18th century. Many of the wall’s old canons are still in place, and visitors can walk around the walls themselves to get a taste of Cartagena’s military past. The museum is located next to Las Bóvedas.


Calle del Jardín and Calle Recula del Oveja
Baluarte de Santa Catalina

San Diego, Cartagena, Colombia

Museum Types:
Historical museum, History

Getting There

The museum is located up the ramp at the east end of the Bóvedas.

Travel Tips:

Last entry is at 5:45 p.m.

Be careful, especially if walking at night, not to step in any holes; some are quite large.

Price Description:

Adults $4; Children 2.25

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:daily 8:00 a.m.

Open Hours to:daily 6:00 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: +57-5-664-4790 / 656-0591

By Brenda Yun
I am a creative writer / surfer chick in need of adventure all the time. The only thing that keeps me grounded is my non-traveling, non-surfing pug...
27 Jun 2011

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