The fortress was begun in 1536. It was significantly expanded in 1657. It was built in a triangular shape on top of the hill, with eight guns and a garrison of 20 soldiers and 4 gunners. It was named was given in honour of Philip IV of Spain.1] Another expansion was made to the fortress in 1763 by Antonio de Arévalo. In the 1697 raid on Cartagena, during the War of the Grand Alliance, the castle fell to the French privateer Baron de Pointis. The castle was repaired by José de Herrera y Sotomayor in 1739. British Admiral Edward Vernon attacked the fortress in the 1741 Battle of Cartagena de Indias, an important conflict of the War of Jenkins' Ear. Vernon's forces were repelled by the Spanish admiral Blas de Lezo.
Elegant capture of the cultural heritages.
Sincere greetings from Taiwan to Columbia.
Esta foto me gusta,LIKE3.Bella tu imagen, no pierdo las esperanzas de ir algun dia.
Saludos desde Caracas.
Para todos los amigos de Panoramio.
Hi 林傑安(Enson) I am very glad your visit, thanks.
Greetings from Colombia, Claudia
Hola Filippo Espero verte pronto por aca. me alegra que te guste,
you and more beautiful than the picture
Greeings from Colombia, Claudia
Wonderful historical military monument! L Greetings! zyko
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Photo taken in Pie Del Cerro, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Castillo De San Felipe De Barajas
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