Walled City, Cartagena, Colombia | CruiseBe
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Walled City


History and museums
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walled city, old town, sightseeing, historical landmark



The historic center is surrounded by 11 kilometers of defensive walls. These were complemented by fortifications along the coast, making Cartagena a militarily impregnable city. The walls, made in several stages, were designed to protect the city from continual pirate attacks, with construction beginning in 1586.
In 1984, Cartagena's colonial walled city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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