Welcome to Cartagena
The historic center of Cartagena has been adwarded by tripadvisor.com as the Travelers Choice 2013 winner as beeing one of the best sights in Colombia.
The historic center has a colonial charm with the bright facades, old and well preserved churchs, the exotic environment, the history, the colourful houses. Get to know bastions, fortresses, military structures, stand next to a well preserved colonial and republican city.
In the historic center of Cartagena you can visit many churches.
The fortress of Fort of San Felipe de Barajas
The fortress of Fort of San Felipe de Barajas was built in 1536 by the slaves. The entire construction was built by slaves and tookÂ 120 years. Military engineering and concrete orders by the military made this fortress possible. Explore the complex maze of secret tunnel systems.
It`s totally worth hiring a tourist guide to explain the importance and signicance of the structure, the history and the tunnel systems. Outside the fortress you can see the old shoe monoment by Luis Carlos Lopez. He compared the historic center to a old worn but comfortable pair of shoes.
Another tourist attractions from the historic center:
The Gold Museum of Cartagena, the Museum of Modern Arts, the Museum of History and the house of former president Rafael Nunez and the lovely Adolfo Mejia Theater.
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