If you’ve been learning Spanish and are looking to try it out in real-life, Latin America has an incredible variety of Spanish speaking destinations to choose from. From glistening Caribbean seas to breathtaking artifacts from antiquity, the diversity of Latin America offers some of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here are some of the best Spanish speaking countries to visit.
With an amazing history dating back to the colonial era, Cartagena is one of Colombia’s most popular tourist destinations and is loaded with all kinds of interesting and historic sites. Among these is the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, a massive concrete and red brick fortress originally designed by Dutch engineer Richard Carr and built by the Spaniards in 1657. The fortress provided additional defense against pirates for all the gold being sent back to Europe. Originally the fortress was quite small, but then in 1762 it underwent a considerable reconstruction headed by Spanish architect Antonio de Arévalo that expanded to the size it is today, taking up the entire 130 foot tall hill. [Read more…] about Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas :: Cartagena, Colombia