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San Felipe Castle

San Felipe de Barajas Castle is a fortification located in the city of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia. His real name is Fort of San Felipe de Barajas. It is located on a hill called San Lázaro and was built in 1657 during the Spanish colonial era.

San Felipe de Barajas Castle is a must see for history buffs and for those interested in military engineering.

Photographers can capture some of the best sunset views from the castle towers.

To enter the fortress, you must pay an entrance fee that is intended for the maintenance of the structure.


Located on Av. Pedro de Heredia in Carrera 17, the castle of San Felipe de Barajas dominates the Caribbean coast. The easiest way to get there is by taxi or by bus.


The castle is open every day, at night. Visit at night to escape the crowds during the day and stroll in much colder temperatures.

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