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Castle San Felipe de Barajas

Fortress in Cartagena, Colombia / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas (San Felipe de Barajas Castle) is a fortress in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The castle was built in 1536 and is located on the Hill of San Lázaro in a strategic location, dominating approaches to the city by land or sea. It was originally known as the Castillo de San Lázaro. It was built by African slave labor under Spanish supervision during the colonial era.[1] The fortress was involved in several battles between the late 17th to early 19th centuries between European powers.

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Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
Cartagena, Colombia
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Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is located in Colombia
Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
Coordinates10.4225°N 75.5392°W / 10.4225; -75.5392
TypeBastion, Fortress
Site information
OwnerColombia
Controlled byColombia
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built15361767
Built byAntonio de Arévalo
In use1536present
MaterialsStone
Battles/warsRaid on Cartagena (1697)
Battle of Cartagena de Indias (1741)
Garrison information
Past
commanders
José de Herrera y Sotomayor (173941)
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