Castillo San Fernando de Bocachica, Bocachica

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#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. Make your Bocachica itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Go with time, the castle is too large, the catacombs are amazing! They offer custom tab, the attraction is paid (25,000.00 COP), there are stalls that sell water in the hallway and say they don't have the Castle, is a lie!!! I believe it is a vital attraction for those who go to Cartagena.
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  • I'm sure it's impressive, guarding the waterway as it has for centuries, but there's not much to "see" really. If you're there anyway to catch a boat at the Bocachica pier, sure, look around.  more »
  • The only thing that sucks on this island is to visit the castillo San Fernando. Worth paying a person on site to explain the historical facts that happened there.
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  • Amazing place to visit, you got to be careful but it's okay, I highly recommend to visit and enjoy the fortress and landscapes
  • Beautifull alone in the morning a heritage to visit. Historial.
  • Beautiful!
  • Historical.
  • This place is beautiful I recommend it visit the Fort of San Fernando people warm is humble and above all cheerful, this place makes you travel to those time of conquest
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