Cartagena’s colonial city wall is one of the things the city is most well known for. Cartagena’s walls, much of them stilll in tact, is the best preserved example of colonial fortifications in the Americas. […]
In 1586, Sir Francis Drake succeeded in capturing Cartagena, leaving only after a hefty ransom was paid. Learn about the history of Drake’s attack on Cartagena here.
In the Spring of 1741, a massive British force led by Edward Vernon attempted to take Cartagena, Colombia. He hoped to deal a crucial blow to Spanish power and trade in the Caribbean. Outnumbered by […]