Plaza La Trinidad

Plaza La Trinidad

From 1643, year in which the Church was finished to build. Later, being Cartagena independent of the Spanish Crown, the Cabildo ordered that it be called Plaza de la Libertad, in honor of the inhabitants of the Getsemaní neighborhood that congregated in that square and who participated on November 11, 1811 in the revolution that would result in the signature of the Act of Independence. It is also said that from the very atrium of the church the caudillos exhorted the enraged people.

Las majestuosas Calles de Cartagena

Las majestuosas Calles de Cartagena

One of the most beautiful things to see in Cartagena de Indias is to appreciate the colonial buildings of great beauty. The architecture is impressive with wooden balconies and omnipresent flowers. The streets are small and you can hear the sounds of horse clogs when you take a car ride. Taking a walk provides another way to see the historic center, as you can stop for a drink and admire this particular city.

Prisma Afro

Prisma Afro

“Prisma Afro” The highest graffiti in Colombia, a tribute to the race. Artista graffiti Ricardo Vasquez, YURIKA -

Maria Mulata

Maria Mulata

Artista graffiti Ricardo Vasquez, YURIKA - Plaza De La Trinidad.

Arte En Calles De Getsemani

Arte En Calles De Getsemani

Arte En Calles De Getsemani

Arte En Calles De Getsemani

Plaza del pozo

Plaza del pozo

This square located in the Getsemaní neighborhood was the place where the people gathered to celebrate the popular festivals where they used floats and paraded the most beautiful girls being these so-called goddesses. These festivities disappeared due to political disputes of the time. Today, the square is a beautiful reminder of his fandango days adorned with Carmona's sculptures that allude to everyday life.

Murallas Getsemani

Murallas Getsemani

In 1630, the San Ignacio bastion was built in front of the Bay of Las Animas, today the Blas de Lezo Avenue passes by, and already at the beginning of the SXVIII, the entire Getsemaní district is walled, where the bastions of Barahona rise. S. Lorenzo, Santa Isabel, now disappeared, and that of S. Miguel.

Murallas Getsemani

Murallas Getsemani

The average height of the wall oscillates between 6 and 8 m. All of it is built in Coraline rock, typical of the region. The initial design is due to the engineer Juan Bautista Antonelli and Juan de Tejada, in 1586. The first construction was the Baluarte de Santo Domingo, making the wall grow in both directions to the bastions of the Cross to the north and Santiago to the south. Santa Catalina and San Lucas were built simultaneously, although they were not linked until the end.

Torre Del Reloj

Torre Del Reloj

It constitutes the main entrance to the Walled City and is composed of three arches or doors. In ancient times, the central door was the one that allowed the pedestrian passage, since the side doors were a chapel and a weapons depot. The clock of the tower was placed in the 18th century. This door gives access to the "Plaza de los Coches", in whose center the statue of Pedro de Heredia is appreciated and that in colonial times was where the African slaves were gathered and put on sale.

La Fuerte de San Fernando

La Fuerte de San Fernando

The fort is San Fernando is located on the island of Tierra Bomba in Bocachica. He, together with the Fort of San José, was in charge of protecting the only maritime entrance to the city. Built during the seventeenth century, it also served as a prison because of its difficult access and the great protection it offered. Bocachica is currently a fishing village that has several beaches, typical restaurants and souvenirs which are available for visitors.

Castillo San Felipe

Castillo San Felipe

Located on the hill named San Lázaro, on the east side of the historic center of the city. It is a military construction dating from the seventeenth century, thanks to its strategic location served to protect Cartagena de Indias attacks and looting of pirates. It is made up of walls with broad bases, whose height and shape prevent them from being climbed; the interior of the fortification is composed of ramps, galleries, tunnels, traps and strategic artillery points equipped with cannons.

Castillo San Felipe

Castillo San Felipe

Located on the hill named San Lázaro, on the east side of the historic center of the city. It is a military construction dating from the seventeenth century, thanks to its strategic location served to protect Cartagena de Indias attacks and looting of pirates. It is made up of walls with broad bases, whose height and shape prevent them from being climbed; the interior of the fortification is composed of ramps, galleries, tunnels, traps and strategic artillery points equipped with cannons.

Cerro de la Popa

Cerro de la Popa

With almost 200 meters of height, the hill of the Popa, lodges in its top the Sanctuary and Convent of the Popa, one of oldest of the country that dates from the colonial time, that is in charge of Augustinian priests. La Popa - currently a viewpoint where you can appreciate a panoramic view of the city - is known as the Balcony of the Cartagena faith, thanks to the fact that the Virgin of La Candelaria (patron saint of Cartagena) is preserved in the sanctuary. This was restored in the 60s.

La Catedral

La Catedral

Its construction began in 1575, but in 1586, when there was only the tower to be built, the pirtata Francis Drake partially destroyed it. The resumption of the construction was carried out between 1598 and 1612 with the additions of several things, such as the Florentine style dome very high and the addition of marble on the main façade

Baluarte Santa Clara

Baluarte Santa Clara

It gets its name from the neighboring convent of Santa Clara de Asis. Built to defend the premises of the enemy that came from the North Sea and also served as a protective shield against the ravages of the sea. The initial construction was done by Cristóbal de Roda (1617 - 1630) and Francisco de Murga (1625-1630).

Fiestas De La Independencia

Fiestas De La Independencia

The Independence of the city is commemorated on November 11 in Cartagena, Colombia (it was the first province to declare itself free from the Spanish Crown), which is why popular fiestas and colorful parades of floats are held in which people enjoy music and comparsas of typical dances inspired by African and Caribbean rhythms.

 

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