Plaza de San Diego, Cartagena

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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. To visit Plaza de San Diego on your trip to Cartagena, use our Cartagena online travel planner .
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  • Pretty busy during the night, (c) sale of crafts, meeting people, musicians. He's not big, but it's nice and surrounded by restaurants, bars, has a point of chariots also. Easy and good location also for relax.
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  • It is small but very picturesque, as all the squares of the walled city is ideal for taking pictures, it is lively at night because there are bars and pubs around.
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  • Cartagena and especially your historic centre is very interesting. One of its attractions are the squares (the weather). This is one more, valued by not having a large tourist pressure
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  • Great little plaza with lots of great food options. More high end than other plazas. Also filled with artisans and stalls. Beautiful street!
  • Bery nice place with good restaurants around. Awesome place to have dinner and some drinks.
  • Are you linda the night around Christmas. There is a good concentration of bars and restaurants around it
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  • Good place for a break, recess and pass the time very well distributed and pleasant
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  • The best place to hang out in a pleasant and quiet way with good music from time to time, excellent
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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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