San Jose (Saint Joseph) was one of four coastal batteries built to reinforce San Luis castle, which was designed to defend the Bocachica (narrow mouth) strait, the only entrance to the bay of Cartagena. It was designed by Spanish military engineer Juan de Herrera y Sotomayor.
Antonio De Arévalo's plans for the fortress began in 1639. Building was complete in 1789, creating the largest fort to guard Cartagena against pirates, who besieged the city five times between during the sixteeenth century.
San Felipe was undoubtedly the greatest and strongest fortress of all the Spanish colonies.
Before the necessity to defend the city of Cartagena, port and military shipyard, of attacks by sea, were constructed between centuries XVIII and principles of the XX a series of coastal artillery batteries, the majority fortified with bastions (of the Spanish school), and other casemated ones. Some of them conserve tubes of century XVIII and other enormous tubes of principles of century XX. Th...
Marc Bolan of glam rock band T-Rex died here on 16 September 1977, two weeks before his 30th birthday. He was a passenger in a purple Mini 1275GT (registration FOX 661L) driven by Gloria Jones as they headed home from Mortons drinking club and restaurant in Berkeley Square. Jones lost control of the car and it struck a sycamore tree after failing to negotiate a small humpback bridge near Gipsy ...
Formerly a convent belonging to the Congregation of the Oratory, the Palace of Necessidades (Palácio das Necessidades, in Portuguese), located in the Largo do Rilvas, a public square in Lisbon, Portugal, was built in the eighteenth century, by order of King João V, in gratitude for prayers answered by Our Lady of Needs, whose first devotional chapel stood on this site.
The palace became ...
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