Plaza de San Diego, Cartagena

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#8 of 30 in Sightseeing in Cartagena
Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • The square offers your around various restaurants during the night spread their tables on the street where you have the chance to taste the local cuisine and view some cultural presentations
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  • Really nice little square. Deserves a pass. Surrounded by locals and beautiful homes. Very characteristic and in the style of Cartagena. It is also in a very refined. If you eat in this area restaurants are much more expensive European prices.
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  • Right square in the middle of the busiest streets of Cartagena, but with a lot of people sitting on the benches, gives a bit of fear inside the square
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  • Bery nice place with good restaurants around. Awesome place to have dinner and some drinks.
  • Meeting point of Cartagena and pleasant environment, tourist site surrounded by restaurants.
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  • Traditional place, surrounded of restaurants and historical environment
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  • Excellent place to rest from the unforgiving Sun, and at night a great place to share with friends
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  • Beautiful countryside, ireal historically
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Where to stay in Cartagena

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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