A great place to rest for a few minutes from your walk thru the Old City. Very pleasant with lots of shade trees.
This is a nice park with shade in the midst of the walled city. It is a great place to sit for some rest, catch a break from the hot sun, and enjoy watching the activity of people around the square.
Find a bench, sit down an watch the people. Bolivar is the father of Colombia,of many other South American countries as well. Check out a cart with the sign of Arepas con Queso and enjoy.
I first saw this place in the afternoon. There were about 8 or 10 tables where men were playing chess and others were watching. There were fruit sellers in brightly coloured clothes. A lively place
Starting point for the horse carriage rides. Lovely on a Friday or Saturday night when locals stroll around. Monte Sacro is a great restaurant with views of the Plaza Bolivar.
This is one of Cartagena's major plazas. We enjoyed just sitting amongst the greenery and locals watching the world go by. There are very nice retail stores in the area as well as lots of street vendors pedalling everything from ice cream to hats. It is a fun place to get the real flavor of the city.
A bit of a let down that the inquisition museum was under renovations, but interesting nonetheless. There is an entire history of how Cartagena came into existence and how it almost died and flourished.
I love the Gold Museum on Plaza Bolivar. Admission is free and it is a mini-look at some of the golden treasures of Colombia. If you are going to Bogota, it gives you just a taste of what you will see in the Gold Museum there. Unfortunately there is no gift shop, but you will see copies of the pre-Colombian... More
Shady spot with lots of seating in the old town. Great spot to just sit a while and muster your strength for a continued foray into the rest of the old town. Most towns in South American have a plaza dedicated to the "George Washington of South America" and this one is one of the best I've seen.
Located near the centre of Cartagena's old town. It is quite a small square and not dramatic in any way, but it does offer some welcome shade from the heat. The square is dominated by an impressive statue of Bolivar mounted on a high plinth. Bolivar is one of south America's most famous military and political leaders and rightfully deserves... More
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