Cartagena de Indias was one of the first cities founded by the Spanish in South America, and some of Cartagena’s civilian and military architecture dates back around 500 years

Thanks to its important cultural history, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. The city center is surrounded by a seven-and-a-half mile-long wall that was built to protect the city from attacks during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.