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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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This is really a must place to visit in Cartagena. Strategically located above the old town, protecting the city from both, mainland and sea, it was the biggest fort Spaniards built in Latin America. This massive structure dates back to 17 c and is very...More
Old Spanish 17th century fort is very interesting. Great view of the city with minimal vendors trying to sell you things on the first level. A hard climb to the various levels and area. We had a guide that explained significant points. $25 fee but...More
This is a very nice place, my husband and I decided to get private guide in which they also provide group guide. The entrance is approximately $8 each, group guide was $10 for both and private $23 for both. I decided to take private guide...More
In addition to the walled city, this is also a must among Cartagena's attractions. After stepping up the ramps, amazing panoramic views of the city are enjoyed from the top of this huge XVII century fortress. Impressive ramparts and cannons make it a fantastic experience.
The castle is worth checking out if you have time. Obviously you will be walking uphill to get up to it for the views of the city. There are tunnels you can walk through once you get up there, although you may need to use...More
Very nice place, full of history with beautiful views. It is well kept and still looks nice and interesting. I recommend you to take the audio tour, but be ready to walk a lot if you want explore the castle and the city.
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
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 Celebrity transfers. As you walk off the ship, you will be hit by a crowd of taxis. You can negotiate. The further from the ship the better the price. There was another couple looking to go into town. We went together for a total cost of $20 for 4 people. Coming back was a little more difficult. A ton of taxis on the streets. But not all wanted to go to the ships. I think we paid the another $20 to get back with just the two of us. The fort is not like you see on Romancing the Stone. But definitely a must see. Enjoy!