Plaza de San Diego, Cartagena

(4.5/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
In lively and bohemian neighborhood of Cartagena's old town, Plaza de San Diego remains a lasting relic of the city's wealth, acquired at the peak of the gold, sugar, and slave trade. Surrounded by brightly painted houses with flowering balconies and narrow cobbled streets lined with bars and restaurants, the plaza is a popular place for dining out while watching the locals go about their business. During the day, browse the stalls with various goods, from local crafts and jewelry, to paintings and Cuban cigars. In the evening, local artists perform live music, adding yet another reason to stop by this area. Put Plaza de San Diego into our Cartagena vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cartagena.
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  • We were at Plaza de San Diego at night for dinner. It was a great people-watching experience! Lots of street entertainers, venders, horse and carriage rides, restaurants,etc.  more »
  • Located in the neighborhood that bears the same name, is a very nice, location is near the House that once belonged to Gabriel García Márquez of the hotel Santa Clara. The neighborhood streets are cobbled and narrow and have several restaurants and bars. Rich also in handicrafts for sale. Worth the visit!
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  • Nice square with craft and many restaurants. The busy night. It's worth sitting and ask to enjoy a drink or snack.
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  • Bery nice place with good restaurants around. Awesome place to have dinner and some drinks.
  • The square is a very nice place to relax and enjoy the breeze of Cartagena and a drink.
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  • Beautiful place, with representative sites of the beautiful Cartagena
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  • The best sector of the walled city
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