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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We got there late but it was a great time . It was a Sunday so Colombian people get in free . I already visited but my cousin family was first time . They also had a great time

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Luis D, Director General at San Felipe de Barajas Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

We are glad that your family enjoyed the experience at Castillo de San Felipe, thanks for the comment, greetings from Cartagena

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

its has a great story, it has a lot of tunnels, that you can go in, its huge, its a lot of rock and you will love it

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Luis D, Director General at San Felipe de Barajas Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at Castillo de San Felipe, thanks for the comment, greetings from Cartagena

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We went and toured the castle with her children. We highly recommend you obtain the audio tour as it provides a great history of the castle. Without the audio tour so much would be lost while walking this massive structure. This tour is not for someone not in good shape and would not be recommended for the elderly and less they are an excellent physical shape as the ramps are very very steep to climb. We also recommend that you go early in the morning we arrive just after opening yet by 9 o’clock in the morning it was extremely hot. Also remember to bring the water in with you as the only water available in the castle in the gift shop all the way at the top. The castle has a number of hidden passages that you can walk through and see how the soldiers would pass between the different areas of the castle. The kids and adults all loved this experience.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

San Felipe d Barajas is called a castle but it was built as a major military fortification over many years. If you speak English, an English speaking guide is essential. There are virtually no signs. There are a lot of unique defensive features that would go unnoticed without explanation. During the Spanish mining of gold in South America, Cartagena was routinely attacked by other European countries. This fort was a key defense.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The tour was paced so that everyone made it to the top. yes there are some tight spaces but all can make it. Nice day and great views, Very educational

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