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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  • It is a required step if you go through the Centre of Cartagena, close to other points of interest
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  • This is a bronze statue of Pedro de Heredia, the founder of Cartagena. It is close to the clock tower (Torre de Reloj) and is easy to find. Nothing remarkable, though.  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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