The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is a fortress in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The castle is located on the Hill of San Lázaro in a strategic location, dominating approaches to the city by land or sea. It was built by the Spanish during the colonial era. Construction began in the year 1536, and it was originally known as the Castillo de San Lázaro, It was expanded in 1657.
It was built in a triangular shape on top of the hill, with eight batteries and a garrison of 200 soldiers and 4 gunners. Its name was given in honour of Philip IV of Spain. Another expansion was made to the fortress in 1763 by Antonio de Arévalo. The fortification consists of a series of walls, wide at the base and narrow toward the parapet, forming a formidable pattern of bunkers. The batteries and parapets protect one another, so making it practically impossible to take a battery without taking the whole defense system.
The castle is striking for its grand entrance and its complex maze of tunnels. It is the most formidable defensive complex of Spanish military architecture. It is 41 meters (135 ft.) above sea level.
This is the 7th video abut Cartagena with more amazing coming soon! Just look for the playlist in the card in the up-right corner
Cartagena Part 1: Hyper lapse DJI Mavic Drone:
Cartagena Part 2: Castillo San Felipe (Castle) Drone:
Cartagena Part 3: Club Naval Drone:
Cartagena Part 4: Castillo Grande Drone:
Cartagena Part 5: Walls day and night Drone:
Cartagena Part 6: Bocagrande Skyline, Historic Downtown Drone: