As the main port of the Indies and a Spanish colony, Cartagena was targeted by both pirates and the British Crown. However, when Great Britain failed to besiege Cartagena, Spain gained strength as a European superpower. Cartagena was also used as a main slave port for the Americas, introducing a great amount of African influence to the city’s culture. Its main attractions include the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas, Palace of the Inquisition, Rosario Islands, Las Bóvedas (The Vaults), and the Church of San Pedro Claver, all of which we visit on our day tours. Let this magical city take you back in time to show you the Cartagena of yore. Get more ideas on what to do on the Cartagena Travel Guide.