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“sweet tooth”(8 reviews)
“clock tower”(8 reviews)
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Plaza de Los Coches, Ciudad Amurallada, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cute little area right inside the main entrance to the Old city, has many ladies selling homemade sweets...many made with coconut, chocolate, pastries, etc. It's a nice way to learn about the culture of sweets in Colombia. Be ready to haggle.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rob1764
Reviewed January 13, 2019

I went to this place in order to buy candies for my family. The variety is incredible, you will find a lot of candies you want to try. This is an authentic place to buy Colombian candies. Highly recommended

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank karenbol17
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Just across from the Clock Tower is El Portal de los Dulces, the triangular plaza that was once used as a market for slaves. Centuries ago hagglers would come here selling all kinds of pastas and sweets, thus the name. Today it is still has...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sa-i44
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Basically all of the vendors have the same thing. But you can sample some traditional Colombian sweets here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank buhoDallas
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Nice area to stroll and visit very typical colombian sweets of all flavors the area is by the main entrance of the walls where the clock is.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

The square is large and nice but also full of people that are trying to sell you something in a continuous way. Cartagena for sure is a tourist place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is located in The Old City of Cartagena. If you have a sweet tooth and you like trying new flavors its a go-to. You find all those great typical sweets and desserts they make in Colombia in a large variety. You can buy to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank janicemarit
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Lots of local candies but everyone is selling the same items. I do lime that no one is high pressure sales. Seems to be visited by locals also

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paintedcutiger
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This is a good place to visit and get to know the main sweets from Cartagena. There are many, many little booths, but they all have the same stuff.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mapisaba
Reviewed March 16, 2018

The setting is quite nice with the arches, and it's nice that most of the stands still have their sweets in glass jars. Plastic is taking over more and more though. The sweets were not my taste though.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank difelidi
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