What is the walled city of Cartagena called?
Cartagena's Fortified Old City is the best-preserved colonial city in Latin America. The walled city was constructed in the sixteenth century by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia, named Cartagena de Indias, after his birthplace in Spain.
Why is Cartagena a walled city?
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.
What are three tourist attractions in Cartagena?
19 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Cartagena, Colombia
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