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Carrera 7 No 32-10, Cartagena 130013, Colombia
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

We walked through here on Sunday, admiring the empty plaza on our way towards the clock tower. Monday, we walked through again, but this time it was bustling with the sweets market, which we walked through this time. The Baby shaped sweets are available at...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank OklahomaMomOf3
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Plazas in South American cities (e.g. Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Quito, etc) are usually incredible, full of life and great places to hang out, relax, and watch the world go by. Not so much in Cartagena, where they instead tend to lack decent shade and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

When you pass Torre del Reloj the first thing you see is this fantastic square. Lot of beautiful buildings and a lot of people (both tourist and locals).

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Around the bend we walked into another open space known as the Square of Cars or Plaza de Los Coches, so named because the mayor allowed cars to park in front of the numerous sweet shops that line the edge of the square. This is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

The entrance to the walled city, the meeting place of all tours and the most recognisable landmark of the city, you can’t avoid it. There are loads of people and it covers a large area. If you’re meeting someone at the clock tower, you’re going...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

Here is one of the entries to the old city. Nice area with shops, bars, restaurants and colonial streets and houses.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Themindofatraveler
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

This plaza is directly in front of you as you walk into the walled city. You get a taste of the beautiful architecture you’re in store for as you stroll the streets.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jake23121
Reviewed February 6, 2019

The plaza is lovely, I wish we had been able to spend more time here. Unfortunately, we were continually hounded by people trying to sell us stuff and ladies dressed in traditional costumes trying to get us to take a picture with them. Some were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DDJacks
Reviewed January 24, 2019

This is an iconic stop in Cartagena. During the day expect to be hassled by vendors selling typical tourist junk and tours. After 10 pm, be prepared for creepy men shopping the available selection of young women for sale. Very uncomfortable!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank LMAUP
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Plaza de Los Coches The first square that most people see when they enter the Walled City is the Plaza de Los Coches ( Square of the Cars) with the Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower) as it is the main gateway into the city. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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