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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

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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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Carrera 17, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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All reviews audio guide bring water wear a hat san felipe great view of the city walk up entrance fee interesting history walled city walk around old city city tour visiting cartagena street vendors castle tunnel soldiers
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just take a taxi for a maximum of 10.000 Colombian pesos. Take a hat and sunscreen. Lots of street vendors

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Oztica
Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle itself is a little underwhelming, but it doesn't cost much to visit (i believe it was $5 or so). That said, from the top you can get great pictures of the city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tianja S
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was an interesting site to visit. It had great views. Although it is a walk to the top there are a lot of great places to stop and take in the views.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Christa A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Incredibly hot but great views of the city and great photo ops. Go early to avoid scorching sun. If you want a guide you need to hire before entering gates.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ambytion
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must in Cartagena. Do not miss the video in the Hospital as it is the perfect way to understand your visit and perhaps most of the history of this beautiful town. As usual in Cartagena, do not believe anything said by a street vendor....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Manuelsaenzterrazas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For about $8 USD, this offers great views of Cartagena and a glimpse of history. Shade is limited and it’s a bit of a climb to the top. Wear comfortable shoes and go as early as possible to avoid the heat and the crowds. As...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank thetravelingsarita
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it's quite a walk to the top we felt it was well worth the beautiful view that we saw of Cartagena. Walking in the tunnels were quite an experience. It's well worth visiting

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JoAnn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle with the dungeons etc. is a must see! However, visit early in the morning or very late in the afternoon as it get very hot and uncomfortable. Also, ask the hotel concierge to find out if on the day you are planning to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They could have put more explanation and more in English, but you get a good feel for it when you ho. It’s impressive

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paulinie1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow Colombia has a amazing history , beautiful place and nice view , don’t forget the sunscreen please , you can buy nice. Comfortable hats out there

Date of experience: July 2019
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Brittany D
April 19, 2019|
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Response from ErnestoRS | Reviewed this property |
In the guide map I read box office is open Mo thru Su, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. No reference as to holidays. Ask calling (5) 656 6803 or (5) 653 0509. Good luck and enjoy your visit.
November 19, 2017|
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Response from jeniferc2505 | Reviewed this property |
They take credit cards for the entrance and inside as well. But once inside they do have minimums so best would be to have some local currency available
Lorie O
October 22, 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