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. Make Monumento Pedro de Heredia part of your personalized Cartagena itinerary using our Cartagena tour itinerary planner .
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  • The monument is in the clock tower square and like any monument is only interesting if you know your history but is being a statue. I recommend you do a city tour with Guide to meet your story gets interesting, otherwise it will pass by her without realizing it
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  • Monument to Pedro de Heredia founder of Cartagena. In cars, opposite the clock tower square. A must to complete the history of Cartagena
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  • If one does the City tour, it is inevitable to see the monument, it is part of the history and culture of Cartagena.
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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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