Casa De Alba
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The history of the house is from the year 1560 , as one of the first buildings made of stone , along with the Cathedral of St. Catalina de alejandria and the Plaza de la Aduana.
But his story does not revolve around the age of its construction, and its excellent location , but stay on it Pirate Francis Drake , who upon reaching Cartagena chose this place as the space to stay.
Drake Assault to Cartagena Bocagrande peninsula , along with a powerful fleet and army prepared. After arrival tried to negotiate with the city authorities , not receive an immediate response to their requests , Drake incinerated At least two hundred houses in the city. In this attack the English pirate Found Documents belonging to the governor, among them was a warning about the coming of "pirate " Drake , what he regarded as a humiliation and so planned the destruction of the top of the Cathedral .
Authorities heard on time and stopped this plan of revenge, by paying the Pirate Drake 107,000 gold crowns, but it was not enough for him so also took jewelry, the bells of the city and artillery.
Casa de Alba its in the heart of the walled city. This is a privileged location as it is surrounded by unique and historical sites of the city such as: Santa Catalina de Alexandria Cathedral, the Inquisition Museum, Gold Museum, Plaza Santo Domingo, The Government square, Bolivar Park and Plaza San Pedro. Just in few steps from the villa you will easily discover jewellery shops, the best restaurants and bars of the city.
5 employes are included:
1 security man