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This castle is considered a master piece concerning military arquitecture. You'll see why when you go throught its tunnels and long halls. I recommend you go either first thing in the morning or towards 4-5 pm because of the sun, very strong all day long. At ots entrance you will see a statue of Blas de Lezo, one of Cartagena's heroes in getting its independance.

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Built at the beginning of the 17th century by the Jesuits. It's named after San Pedro Claver who defended and protected the slaves. He was called "the slave of the slaves" and "The Apostle of the Blacks". lived in this monastery until his death in Cartagena of The Indies. There is also an archaeological museum, gardens and patios that provide you with fresh air.

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The palace is considered to be one of the best masterpieces of arquitecture from the XVIII century. It gives the visitor a frightening glimpse of the brutality of the Inquisitions. You will see first-hand the torture devices that were used. If you like history, you'll love this. Especially interesting is a list of questions used to determine whether or not one was a witch. You will learn a lot about Cartagena's history during the colonial persecution in hands of the catholic church.

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Plaza de Bolivar

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It is a really lovely square, and the main one in the city, surrounded by important buildings as the Inquisition Palace, with its magnificent front in stone, also the "Banco de la República" and the Museum of the Gold. Trees with centuries of age, protecting shadows, fountains with their lights during the evening, and people getting together to play chess at the old wooden tables. Right in the middle there is a statue, monument to Simon Bolivar, the liberator.

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