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Address: Cartagena, Colombia
Description: This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the...
This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the Inquisition and a gold museum.
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Small-Group Historical Segway Tour in Cartagena

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Pleasant for an afternoon nap!

We stopped here after lunch before going into the Palace of Inquisition. The benches weren't super comfortable, but it was shaded and fairly quiet for a quick nap.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after lunch before going into the Palace of Inquisition. The benches weren't super comfortable, but it was shaded and fairly quiet for a quick nap.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was very close to my hotel, and I wish I could have spent more time there shopping. Unfortunately, I didn't bring great shoes to walk in so I did shop, but, had to leave earlier than desired. Do bring enough cash and be sure to barter for a better price. Some of the jewelry I bought was absolutely beautiful,... More 

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Evanston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Plaza Bolivar is across from the Museum of the Inquisition and the Museo del Oro, centrally located to many tourist attractions. It is a pretty park with luscious vegetation providing shade during the day and in the evening there are often musicians that perform. I passed one evening and enjoyed a dance troupe that performed Colombian dances. It was fun... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Didn't think much of the Walled City/Old Town in Cartagena apart from this square. Was nice to come down here in the afternoon/early evening and watch street performers rehearsing. Very quiet and attractive, not so many hawkers. Check out our Cartagena blog for more tips: https://ednaventures.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/cartagena-de-indias-fire-mud-tv-in-a-bin-bag/

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice plaza, in front of the museem of gold. It is a place to see under some trees, specially during the Cartagena's hot days.

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Australia
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16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Having walked around the old town for quite a while this Plaza was a pleasant spot to have a seat in the shade and take in the atmosphere!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

No better place to honor Simon Bolivar but also what the Cartagena heritage is about with church, museums, historic buildings, landscaping, and more..

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice little plaza with four fountains providing background noise. Very sweet man blowing giant bubbles to benefit poor children - will show you how to do it and sell you one of his homemade bubble makers. Also the place where the dancers put on a nightly show which is really good!

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Reno, Nevada
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43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This like all plazas in the city are a great place to sit and people watch! Get a fresh squeezed juice, an empanada and grab a bench and enjoy the people watching.

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South Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great place to have a drink/bit to eat and relax. This is th plaza Gabriel Garcia Marquez looked out on when he first arrived here. Other major sites, like the Inquisition museum close by.

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