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San Felipe de Barajas Castle

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Antonio Arevalo, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6421293
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice and short it will take you no more than 2 hours and is very clean and interesting take a short tour which costs about 10 dollars and is worth it.

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit that offers a nice view of the surrounding regions. Lines were fairly quick and the cost is 25,000 COP for each adult admission. We didn’t stay that long as it was a really hot day and there isn’t too much shade...More

Thank lntrepid_Explorer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a historic place. Sometimes we don't sit stil and think where we are. How many people died or suffered. Now this place lets you reflect on that. A very well kept fort with lots of stories. I would recomend getting a guide so you...More

Thank Melany T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you go early, bring a hat and a water bottle. You will walk a lot and visit tunnels, it's best to hire a local guide or the audioguide, which will give you some insight about the history of the Castle.

Thank ElaCCh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must do in Cartagena. The audiotour is absolutely worth it. Spent nearly four hours exploring and listening to the history of the castle and the whole city

Thank Landen E
Reviewed 1 week ago

San Felipe Castle is a must visit tour stop! It's a great sight for those who are on a city tour and want some quick tour around the fortress. the entrance cost COP20.000 to 25.000 and for those who are on a budget, It's also...More

Thank Wanderer459030
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entire history surrounding San Felipe castle is remarkable. From the construction of the walls to the secret chambers, to the strategic placement of the cannons and multiple layers of defense to secure the castle from invaders. I highly recommend the audio upgrade which is...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been here years ago and good memories Revisited today- no tour just us wandering around Great views of ocean & city

Thank jeff b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing history behind this fortress. Make sure to watch the video that plays on and on at the hospital building to understand the genius behind the construction of this fortress, not a castle.

Thank lupitafe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view was amazing when you finally get to the top of the fortress. Learn a little history while enjoying the scenery of Cartagena Colombia. It's always some type of activity and festive to showcase the culture and history of Colombia people.

Thank Connell W
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20 November 2017|
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Response from Beachtraveler62 | Reviewed this property |
They take credit cards, buy the tickets at the entrance.
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