Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Castillo de San Felipe de BarajasCastillo de San Felipe de Barajas

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is a fortress built in 1536 by the Spaniards to defend the city of Cartagena. The construction was done by slaves and lasted a total of 121 years. It was built on the hillside of San Lázaro. The fort overlooked both the bay and the city. This has led several invasions of the city impossible. Edward Vernon in 1741 tried to take the city, he had an army of 23,600 men and 186 boats. The guns of the boats of the English could just reach the outside walls of the defense. The guns of the fort was cut 70 of its boats.

Admission costs Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
Adult Child
14.000 pesos 7.000 pesos

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