A walk through the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas

A walk through the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas

Do you want to visit Colombia and concretely Cartagena?  So, we suggest you a walk through the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas. Its a great and beautiful place with a lot of history around its walls.

The “Castillo” was built by Spaniards in 1536 in a strategic position, after their colonization of America, to protect Cartagena from the continuous attacks of French and English invaders.

Today is one of the main tourist attractions because of its structure, the sunny roads, underground galleries, etc… and it is recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO.

Inside of the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas

The access to the castle is through a ramp that takes you inside. Everything there has history, you will see everything and it will have been worth it. If you visit the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas don’t miss anything, you can to regret about it.

So, what can you see inside of the castle? You can walk through the primitive fort where are the Castle Gate, the bulrush, the “Casa Del Castellano”, the cistern, etc…

Also, you can keep access to an artillery platform, visit the troop’s hospital and take a look to the master gallery. Maybe, the most beautiful thing you can see there are the views from the castle of the wonderful city of Cartagena de Indias.

There is a curious and interesting thing like the complex system of tunnels connected strategic points of the fortress to distribute provisions and to facilitate evacuation. The tunnels were constructed in such a way that any noise reverberated all the way along with them. That makes possible to hear the slightest sound of the approaching enemy’s feet.

The price of access is not very expensive and worth it because it is a very interesting and complete visit. It costs approximately $ 3500 Colombian pesos (1,11 € / 1,20 US$).

Do you have the necessary information about the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas? Now is the moment for you to visit it. If you have visited it before, then talk to us about your experience.

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