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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  • Located in the Plaza of the Coaches at the entrance of the city and around the candy square, a statue honors the founder of the city.
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  • By day, this is the meeting point or starting point for tours of the walled city. By night, this is the spot the pretty ladies of Cartagena "meet their dates"  more »
  • The monument sits right in the center of the Plaza de Conches, commemorating the Spanish explorer and founder of the city of Cartagena - a very historic figure in Colombian history. Great to learn abo...  more »
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  • The statue de Heredia was constructed in bronze and stands majestically and dominating a high pedestal in the North of Plaza de los Coches, overlooking the current building that occupies the City Hall of the city. Pedro de Heredia was the illustrious Spanish conquistador who founded the city of Cartagena de Indias. The monument located in the historic walled city is one of the main attractions, and your name pays homage to other tourist sites in the city, such as the theatre and the main Avenue, and that's why this statue is a classic of the city and is well preserved , well cared for and protected.
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