• Cartagena's Walls

    Walls of Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia .

    The historic center is surrounded by 11 kilometers of defensive walls. These were complemented by fortifications along the coast, making Cartagena a militarily impregnable city. The walls, made in several stages, were designed to protect the city from continual pirate attacks, with construction beginning in 1586.