Cartagena de Indias, to give its full name, is an historic city in Columbia founded in 1533 and ringed with massive walls built by the Spanish to fend off pirates. The city's palaces and the maze of winding streets give the city its unique Iberian character.
Cartagena, Colombia For a glimpse of colonial Spain, take a stroll into this 16th century walled city. The Fortalezaa de San Felipe was built to defend against marauding pirates. Fortress walls, narrow streets and balconied houses of this historical city are a powerful reminder of the days of Spanish rule.