Museum of Fortifications

A place that will serve to make us think , think of the time, think about how they were built, who built them in , in that there are in this city where they exist and why they are as they are. This space not only lie answers, but questions are raised , for anyone who has the capacity to wonder at the immense human effort behind the construction of the walled city.

Inside the Baluarte de Santa Catalina , and using the same space as an integral part of this Site Museum , we find : The Mate , Vault located inside the Baluarte embankment , with two large windows or Troneras where two separate canyons loomed , whose main objective was to protect the access to the Ancient Door of St. Catherine, in her case in point this Mate , had and has access from two sites. The Mate is a huge dome of approximately 100 m2 , in which the Spaniards held all kinds of ammunition , gunpowder , bullets, guns , carriages and where soldiers were safe from the bombs of the time.

There through panels construction systems used in fortifications in America, with emphasis on the built in Cartagena de Indias are explained ; Bastion history Catharine enclosure that houses the museum; count of the process of restoring the Baluarte de Santa Catalina carried out by the Society of Public Improvements of Cartagena between 1996 and 2000 ; a biographical profile of the military engineer Antonio de Arevalo and defender of Ciudad Don Blas de Lezo is made and the objects found during archaeological excavations in the Bastion is.
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Cartagena, Colombia
El Universal, calle 30 N° 17-36, Pie del Cerro
Mon - Fri
8:00 a.m to 12: 00 p.m - 2:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m
649 9090 Ext. 167