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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured the walled city with a guide and by day this was a beautiful spot. Learned the plaza was where the settlers auctioned off 1,000,000 humans into slavery. I would have imagined the plaza would have been a bit more staid with some sort...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Danscag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is fascinating. The plaza is always packed with tourists and vendors. You can stop for a beer, take in the view and leave or you'll get swamped with offers from the vendors.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MirellaMenglide
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely square in the old town with the iconic Reclining Fat Lady statue. Great outdoor cafes to relax and get copious amounts of liquids to replace those you’ve lost because of the heat and humidity! You have to put up with the street vendors trying...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PasssionateTraveler
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

You'll never miss this beautifull place when strolling along Walled city streets! Hart of Cartagena place. Do not recommend to eat in plasa cafeteria's tables set at open air, because street vendors and musicians would not let you even to enjoy meal.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sergeyp513
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Life passes by this plaza - if you are staying in old city or going somewhere... you will walk through it. Totally charming - and steeped with the Cartagena vibe - it’s hard not to smile.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank j4metoo
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This square is very nice, with an imense Botero sculpture in the middle. Is also a good point of meeting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We passed thru here on a Friday evening- was a wedding going on with music & dancing We joined in and had a fun time

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R7895LYjeffb
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Lovely plaza with ample opportunity for scenic photos. The history of the plaza is remarkable. As you marvel at the architecture, take a moment to learn about the historical significance. Cell signals are strong, so you can use your smart phone to learn as you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vitahawk
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Great place to stroll around with its shops, cafes and restaurants....yes and many many street vendors trying to see you their wares. Church of Santa Domingo is here which is the oldest church in the city. It was also used as a fort and watch...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

I was in Cartagena for my birthday in August. Beautiful city. Plaza Santo Domingo has a lot of small shops to pop in and out of. Lots a places to stop and take pictures. Draped flowers on buildings are so cute! Only downside if you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marquitta I
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M J
March 29, 2015|
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Response from GringoAlto2000 | Reviewed this property |
Right there in the plaza....and... Please....she is corpulent, not fat! She's still a lady! Smile!
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M J
March 29, 2015|
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Response from TheClairevH | Reviewed this property |
In the square in you can't miss it!
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