Monumento Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena

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At the heart of a colorful and historical city plaza proudly stands Monumento Pedro de Heredia. The statue commemorates Pedro de Heredia, a Spanish conquistador and explorer of Colombia. He is credited with founding the walled city of Cartagena, and many walking tours of the old town start here (appropriately). Local vendors surround the statue, selling everything from coffee to cheap, cold beer. Close proximity to other historical sites, including the former slave market, means you can combine your visit. Arrange to visit Monumento Pedro de Heredia and other attractions in Cartagena using our Cartagena itinerary planner.
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  • July 30, 2017
    This distinctive monument on Plaza de Conches portrays a very locally important figure Pedro de Heredia - a Spanish conquistador, explorer and founder of the city of Cartagena de Indias. His life was ...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    Located opposite the clock tower and the portal of the sweets, is this monument to the founder of the city.
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  • July 20, 2017
    The historic section has more than enough plazas, each of which has small vendors around them, and this one is characteristic of them all.  more »

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Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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