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Visit the largest Spanish fort in the Americas!
Visit the great and only San Felipe Fortress with the Walled City along a guided walking tour to relive the greatness of Cartagena during the 16th until 18th centuries.
Visit the imposing San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, a 16th-century military structure that played a key role in the defense of Cartagena against attacks by pirates and other enemies. The fortress is an impressive feat of engineering, with a complex network of tunnels and ramps that you can explore.
Once we finish the Fortress visit, we will move on to the charming walled city of Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is filled with colorful colonial-era buildings, narrow streets, and beautiful plazas.
Our tour guide will share with you meaningful insights about the historical and cultural context for the city while visiting many landmarks, including the Cathedral of Cartagena, the Palace of the Inquisition, and the Plaza de los Coches.
Understand their key role in protecting Cartagena and ensuring its survival as a major commercial and cultural center in the Caribbean plus take the chance to sample local food or a drink, and to interact with the friendly and welcoming local people!
We will meet at the entrance of San Felipe de Barajas Fortress ticket booth.
*You must make your reservation no later than 6pm (18h) the day before the date of your Tour request.
Santo Domingo bastion
Schedule: From Monday to Sunday at 08:00
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English & Spanish
The history behind of its strategic importance in defense of Cartagena
Architecture, military strategies and significance of the Fortress of Colombia’s colonial and postcolonial history
Local anecdotes about european attacks, pirates, enemy navies, and other invaders
The geographical relation point between both defensive structures and their purposes
Cartagena’s importance as a major center of trade and commerce during the colonial era.
Local culture, traditions, and cuisine, as well as its vibrant arts and music scene.
And so much more!
An open mind to comprehend all our history.
Water or your preferred form of hydration. This is a walking tour, and you may feel thirsty.
Comfortable shoes and sunblock. You’ll walk about 5 km while also making some stops to listen to the guide.
Mosquito repellent could be useful for the rainy season (March to June).
Comfortable clothes. No pressure to look amazing, feel free to wear what makes you feel better.
Be prepared to learn and ask questions plus your camera! You can’t leave without a historical picture.
Keep your friends close, and your belongings even closer. We’ll visit some crowded areas, so don’t give papaya!
*This is a shared tour available only on demand with a minimum of 2 people. If you are only 1 person, fill out the Form below and wait for our Booking Manager reply to let you know if we already have an existing group tour that you can join.
- English-speaking tour guide
San Felipe de Barajas ticket entrance
One way transportation from the Fortress to City Center
Accurate and objective knowledge of Colombian history.
Free Tour Map of Cartagena
Hydration and local snack
Extra drinks, food, or souvenirs.
Transportation to and from your hotel. We’ll be walking and taking resting stops.
Extra tickets or entrances. We won’t take you to places where sudden extra charges apply!
Exclusive tour guide. Remember this is a shared tour, we’re sure you’ll meet new amazing people.
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