Castillo San Fernando de Bocachica, Bocachica

3.4
#13 of 17 in Historic Sites in Cartagena District
Built on a high spot on the island of Carex, Castillo San Fernando de Bocachica served as as a defense for the Colombian army in the 18th century. Be sure to go down to the vaults: once used as prisons to hold opponents captive, they now provide an insight into life in previous centuries. While tours are given in Spanish, audio devices with headphones are available for non-Spanish speakers. By using our Bocachica itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Castillo San Fernando de Bocachica and other attractions in Bocachica.
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  • August 8, 2017
    It is the fortress which allowed the Spaniards to fend off pirates, guides transmitted throughout the fight who lived the city of Cartagena reason why tell the heroic. Take the tour in the afternoon night since the unforgiving Sun to do the ride used to comfortable shoes.
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  • August 3, 2017
    I went on my own (solo, female) and really enjoyed the few hour trip. I paid way too much for my ride. Go to the muelle in Cartagena, pay you 3.000 fee to get in, then walk back up towards the old tow...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    A place obliged to visit, the building has little restoration, but is in good condition. Unfortunately does not have information that explain each point, but the single view and tranquility is worthwhile. Just when you arrive at the pier say I don't have money or agreed value of 20,000 pesos in Guide. Look for Polo, humble person community, but with a great kindness and patience. A lunch with fish costs 20,000 pesos where Mammy, an island that welcomes you at home. As in all Cartagena, question before any service prevents you headaches. The entrance is free. The abandoned village, but not put you as a tourist, pro instead want more care in place.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Amazing place to visit, you got to be careful but it's okay, I highly recommend to visit and enjoy the fortress and landscapes
  • July 23, 2017
    Beautifull alone in the morning a heritage to visit. Historial.
  • May 20, 2017
    Historical.
  • October 21, 2016
    Beautiful!
  • July 18, 2017
    The story that breathes!
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