Parque del Centenario, Cartagena

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Head to Parque del Centenario for a walk through lush, pristine park space while commemorating those who lost their lives during the revolt for independence in Colombia. Visitors also flock here to observe a variety of animal species in the wild; iguanas, birds, and monkeys (among others) all inhabit the area. Having spent much of its life unfinished due to a lack of funds, the park has undergone a recent renovation that has brought vibrancy to the place. There's plenty of canopied, shady areas here too, so bring a book. Plan to visit Parque del Centenario and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cartagena attractions using our Cartagena online driving holiday planner .
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  • I walked through and first did not see anything but then, close to the pavillion, they were jumping through the trees. Small monkeys. Very cute. I didn't see any sloth. There are some people with pape...  more »
  • This Park is all wooded with animal specimens in the trees, fountains with waterfalls, stage for sale of handicrafts, folk musicians, prostitutes, meeting a very eclectic square. safe place, even in the evenings you can scroll through it with all the security. Is the connection point between the old town (walled city) and the famous Getsânime.
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  • It is a normal Park, may actually be several more beautiful, but what I loved was that it has an entire area of libraries, they have new and used books, di me tastes bought several and best of all is that they are cheap, if they are reading is mandatory passes r here.
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  • Nice park to relax a bit while visiting el centro viejo
  • Good place to unwind, talk to locals and admire nature.
  • As you walk through, if you see other people looking up in the trees, stop and take a look! We saw a sloth, a giant iguana, red squirrels, and little monkeys in our walk through the park. It's a pleasant way to get between the walled city and the Gethsemani neighborhood.
  • Not that special. Quiet and local people hang in there.
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