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Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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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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My favorite plaza en Cartagena

At night there is a dance troupe that performances typical dances for tips. They were great and had bright costumes. This is a meeting spot and also near some must see locations... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maryann M
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Rockville, Maryland
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice little plaza with nice trees that offer a bit of protection from the sun but as far as plazas go it's not special. It's also quite small. If you walking around the Walled City or on one of the walking tours you'll probably pass by or stop at the plaza, but other than that it's not worth... More 

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Thank Alek C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed right next to this plaza which was very charming. Many street vendors in the area, no one overly pushy or aggressive, people were friendly. We even saw music performances in the evenings. Definitely worth the visit if you are in Cartagena

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At night there is a dance troupe that performances typical dances for tips. They were great and had bright costumes. This is a meeting spot and also near some must see locations in Cartagena including the Inquisition Museum.

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Thank Maryann M
Rocky Point, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little plaza is a nice retreat from your old city wall walk. Lots of little shops and restaurants surrounding it. Get your wife to stick her head in the cannon on the corner of the plaza :))

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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of vendors and a place to sit in a town square. Drug dealers around. Constant harassment by vendors. Although a good place to get the carriage ride on the horse.

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i really enjoyed sitting on a bench in this plaza and watching life go by. nice and green and shaded and beautiful buildings around. but my favorite part by far was that obscene amounts of tourist groups traipsed past on their way to/from the palace of inquisition. so great people watching-lots of cruise boat tour groups. and due to the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in the heart of the old town, this square is overlooked by cathedrals and museums, all in the spanish colonial architecture. Its small, but Bolivars statue is sensational

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Thank Daniel C
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to sit in the Plaza de Bolivar in the Historic Center of Cartagena. Go during the day and its very relaxing, sometimes you can catch a preacher or the bubble man guy, and during the late afternoon the local dance troupe is around with its exciting beats, drums and costumes. I LOVE the local "arepas" with cheese that... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By all means, the plaza is pretty average, but is well shaded. It has ample benches to rest, have a cold drink on a hot day and take in some of the local entertainment. Dancers and musicians perform on an regular basis with donations going toward preserving the Plaza. The emerald museum is just off the Plaza as are several... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Filled with local color, and with monkeys in the trees, the plaza was always interesting to walk through. However, there are many other places is Cartagena that you should visit first.

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