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1. Parque de Bolívar
Bolivar Park, also known as Bolivar Square, is an urban park located in the historic center of the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias and is the capital of the province of Bolivar. This urban space is the city's iconic building, full of historical and cultural symbols. It was originally called Church Square, later called Main Square, when great military acts took place, but in 1610, the sacred court of the Inquisition was installed in Cartagena and named Inquisition Square. In 1896, an equestrian statue of the liberator, Sim ó n Bol í var, was installed and has since been known as "Bolivar Square". Shaped in Munich by Venezuelan sculptor Eloy Palacios, the sculpture is made of bronze with a pedestal made of Finnish granite, and two other replicas are on display in Maracaibo and Guayaquil, respectively.
2. Puerta del Reloj
The Puerta del Reloj, Torre del Reloj or Boca del Puente is the main city gate of the historic center of Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia and the original entrance of the fortified city. It is located between the squares Plaza de Independencia and Plaza de los Coches. The name "Puerta del Reloj" responds to the clock with which it was crowned at the beginning of the 18th century. While the name of Boca del Puente is due to the fact that during the colonial period, a drawbridge was raised at the foot of the channel of San Anastasio, which linked the walled city to the legendary Getsemaní neighborhood. In addition the bridge served like defense of the city, since in case of enemy attack, this one was raised to prevent the access of buccaneers and pirates.
3. Baluarte de Santo Domingo
The Baluarte de Santo Domingo is a bastion located in Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia. The bastion of Santo Domingo has a particular importance, since it is the origin of the construction of the city walls of Cartagena de Indias in the early 17th century. This work of fortification was conceived around 1602 by the engineer Battista Antonelli and his nephew Cristóbal de Roda, also engineer, who decided to build it on the avenue through which the pirate Francis Drake had penetrated, in 1586.
4. Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas 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 the Spanish during the colonial era. The fortress was involved in several battles between the late 17th to early 19th centuries involving European powers.
5. Catedral de Santa Catalina de Alejandría
The Cathedral of Cartagena in Colombia, officially the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, is located in the historic centre of Cartagena. It is the episcopal see of the Archbishop of Cartagena de Indias, one of the oldest episcopal sees in the Americas. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
6. Baluarte de San Ignacio
The Baluarte de San Ignacio is a bastion located in Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia. This bastion, originally called the Bastión de los Moros, is located on the side of the House of the Jesuits and is the work of Cristóbal de Roda. It is part of the extensive fortifications built by the Spanish to defend Cartagena de Indias.
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