Declared Cultural and Historical Heritage of Cartagena; as imposing as 300 years ago, when it resisted the attacks of the English pirates, the castle of San Felipe de Barajas is located. A unique place full of history.
Be transported in time on a tour of each corner of the Castle, available in 5 different languages
We invite you to make this fascinating journey through every corner of the Castle, through its tunnels and galleries, on a journey that will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time.
This tour is through an audio system with geolocation, which will place you within a geographical and historical context, according the place that you are. A technological wonder that feeds on the beauty of one of the most visited places in Cartagena de Indias, San Felipe Castle.
It does not require a previous reservation. Includes entrance to San Felipe Castle.
- Duration: 90 minutes approximately.
- Hours of operation: 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Uninterruptedly.
- Includes audio guide system.
- Includes Multilanguage system in 5 languages. (Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian).
- VIP card for gifts and discounts.
Does not include expenses not specified in the plan. Remember to always print your ticket and present into our staff on the bus.
ABOUT THE CASTLE OF SAN FELIPE DE BARAJAS
The Castle of San Felipe is one of the most important tourist places of the city of Cartagena, a unique and unforgettable experience, which can also be combined with the tourist bus of 2 floors. Hop On, Hop Off,(turibus) please review the combos section.
El Castillo, which is rather a fort, is considered a World Heritage Site and is considered one of the seven wonders of Colombia, because its construction is broadly representative of the city of Cartagena de Indias.
Located on the hill of San Lazaro, this ancient martial complex is the largest military construction in South America. It was created as a strategic site to observe and prevent invasions in the city, either by land or by the Bay of Cartagena.
SOMETHING OF HISTORY
Due to the fact that Cartagena in the coast, it was the common target of pirate attacks, mainly on the part of French and English pirates, being the most remembered the attack of Pointis. For these reasons, the construction of the castle was on the hill of San Lazaro, to have a better height and view of the ships that arrived in the city, the castle was completed in 1657, so it is almost 600 years old !
The castle was built by the Spaniards and its construction took three centuries to complete.
We invite you to take this city tour in Cartagena de Indias, in combination with our turibus, (Hop on Hop Off). You will get a discount when taking the tour in combo.
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