Plaza Bolivar, Cartagena

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Seek welcome respite from the hot afternoon sun at Plaza Bolivar, a shady oasis in the center of Cartagena. The historic tree-lined square, which for centuries sat at the heart of Cartagena life, serves as an unrivalled spot for people-watching. Take a seat on a park bench and relax as local life whirrs by. You're bound to see plenty of talented street artists who drop by to perform their act, dip their hat, then move on to find a fresh crowd. Grab some local street food at one of the stalls surrounding the square while you wait. A visit to Plaza Bolivar represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cartagena online vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It's a good place to chill and use the free WiFi to communicate with your family. Be aware of sellers tho, they'll insist you to buy them something  more »
  • History is fun.. .and here you can learn a lot of it... learn how Columbia was formed.. the history of the "revolution"  more »
  • Here is a quiet place amongst the bustle of the walled city to sit and people watch. There are plenty of benches for your relaxation.  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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