Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, the largest fortification in ColombiaHotel Cartagena Plaza 29/11/2022
Did you know? The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is considered an impenetrable fortification.
It is the largest world heritage built in Colombia, which is visited daily by both nationals and foreigners, who are attracted by the history that is preserved in each foundation of this fortification.
Entering the tunnels is an adventure for all the senses, thanks to the echoes that resound on the walls; The limestone with which the fortress was built is cool to the touch, like the smell of the sea that seeps through all the passages thanks to the strategic military engineering applied.
In its construction you find areas where there is very little light, it contains shelters where soldiers could hide to attack without being seen, high and narrow steps, in this way you can find declining sections that do not seem to end; all this encourages you to keep your eyes peeled to absorb all the experience that this place has to offer.
That is why visiting the San Felipe de Barajas Castle is transporting yourself back in time, to a time when the city of Cartagena de Indias suffered multiple attacks, this makes it the most important fort in the city, thus becoming a cultural heritage of humanity. We recommend you live this great experience when you arrive at the stone corral where each corner is full of history.