Plaza de la Aduana
Plaza de la Aduana
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Mfaithfull
Las Vegas, NV168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Plaza de la Aduana , the largest in Cartagena , Colombia , was originally used as a parade ground, so the administrative offices were built around it during the Colonial era. The area is also known as the “customs square” All the imports came into the country then were taxed by the Spanish government during the colonial time. Legend is that this is also where the African slaves were brought in and traded for 100s of years . #historicdistrict #colombia
Written August 14, 2023
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,240 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is where all taxes were collected in Cartagena in its infancy.

Everything moving in or out passed through this point (a tunnel of sorts).
Written September 14, 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Beautiful plaza, I would say the biggest and definitely the most wide open in Cartagena. It is dominated by the elegant, colonnial and very long old customs building.
It is just around the corner from the clock tower and San Pedro Claver. For such a big elegant square, it is surprisingly quiet in terms of shops and eateries but absolutely well worth checking out as the buildings really are lovely.
Written July 24, 2022
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,729 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This plazas are traffic free or reduced but there is nowhere to rest consistently. You have to go find a park
Written May 18, 2022
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
A quite large Plaza you will find sweet sellers nearby, hard Rock Cafe nearby if you looking, open Plaza
Written December 17, 2020
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The plaza seem to all run together after a while. This is between Plaza de los Coches and Plaza San Pedro Claver. It is one of the nice thing about walking around the city - plaza and monuments.
This is the the Plaza of Customs and has a statue of Christopher Columbus.
Written May 30, 2020
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Karen_Pinn
Barrie, Canada1,533 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Lots of restaurants, including Hard Rock Cafe. Statue of Christopher Columbus, lovely architechture.
Written March 13, 2020
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phutty
Tallinn, Estonia1,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Lined by gorgeous buildings on one side and the city walls and Torre del Reloj on the other, just about any photo you take will be a winner.
Written February 27, 2020
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT3,048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This square is also know as "Customs Square" because it was the location where all imports coming into the country came thru then were taxed by the Spanish Government in colonial times. This plaza is very large. We were here on a Sunday morning and most of the shops were closed.

BOTTOM LINE: Great to checkout and stop for photos or selfies. This square we were told was also where slaves that were brought in from the African trade ships were bought and sold here for nearly100 years. Back in the colonial days, this is where the wealth people's horse carriages would be parked for events. On the plaza is also a monument to Christopher Columbus discovering the "New World". Nearby is the Plaza San Pedro Claver and around the corner is Plaza de los Coches (the Yellow Clock plaza). On one side of the plaza is where the Hard Rock Cafe is located. The whole plaza backs up to the Old City Wall whick faces the bay. Worth seeing. MY RATING: 8/10.
Written January 16, 2020
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Tony C
Vero Beach, FL7,078 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Plaza is a great place to view and experience the overall areas. Great people watching while relaxing and enjoying a cold drink. The buildings surrounding the plaza are colorful and have landmarks,and statues of great historical significance in abundance. Some shops for browsing. People are very friendly and helpful for providing information on the areas. Photo opportunities are available of the plaza.one of many spots to enjoy in that particular neighborhood. Worth a visit.
Written January 6, 2020
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