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This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the Inquisition and a gold museum.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice square” (16 reviews)
“beautiful park” (10 reviews)
Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In the middle of the old city this square was a pleasant find, not only for its proximity to the House of the Inquisition nearby and the fine equestrian statue of Simon Bolivar, but for the opportunity to sit in the shade and buy a...More

Thank obsSouthampton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dont know if they go every evening or have specific time; but i think i went there on a saturday evening and 1u30min later i was still sitting there. Drums and dancers were amazing. During the day it was mostly for children and family...More

Thank fienx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit because you are never sure what you might find there. From nightlife to reptiles! With a bit of history Nice setting if you can put off the 'local sellers!

Thank alanp53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trees overhead and the position of the plaza is ideal. It transforms the spot a little and can almost make you feel like you’re in a small town rather than a big city. The pigeons can be in your way as you walk but...More

Thank S C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a really cool traditional African music show that is here almost every day. from late afternoon till dusk. Havent seen anything like it in colombia and its free(you just give donations of whatever you feel it is worth)

Thank rwp39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the main plaza in Cartagena. It is a nice, shady, fairly quiet area. A large statue of Simon Bolivar on horseback is in the center of the plaza. The Gold Museum and the History Museum are on opposite sides of the Plaza. The...More

Thank MIHorseman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of the three main squares in Historic Center of the city. The statue of Simon Bolivas is in the center of the Park and the park is surrounded by balconied colonial buildings. The time we visited it there was a group of...More

Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice square to sit down in the cool shadow and to rest from the walk in the city. when we sat there a big leguane crossed the our path.

Thank clfjo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to sit for an ice cream or a cold drink in the shade. Good people watching, but no breeze. There is a statue of Bolivar of a horse.

Thank vaverine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited briefly and it reminded us of a stereotypical plaza. It's nice to walk through and listen to locals socialising or the street vendors trying to sell their goods (however this did get annoying) but it won't take long to experience it. If you're...More

Thank Tom B
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