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Las Bovedas

Las Bovedas

With forty-seven arches and twenty-three domes, Las Bóvedas (The Vaults) is easily one of the most architecturally interesting structures within the old city walls and was in fact, the final structure built. Contstructed at the turn of the 18th century by the Spanish engineer Antonio de Arevalo, Las Bóvedas was originally intended as a munitions …

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Las Murallas

Las Murallas

Around the time of its founding in 1533, Cartagena was the principal port from which the Spanish Crown transported its greatest riches and so, it was necessary to construct extremely strong fortifications to repel attacks by pirates and would-be thieves. Constructed by the in stages, beginning in 1586, Las Murallas (the walls of the old …

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