Plaza Santo Domingo, Cartagena

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Surrounded by colorful buildings and verandas, Plaza Santo Domingo serves as a hub for the city's outdoor dining and cafe culture. Head for the square and marvel at the brightly hued homes surrounding it, or snap a picture with the delightfully chubby Botero statue in the center. Don't miss stopping in at the 16th-century church, one of the city's most famous landmarks. You can wander the square's many stalls selling local arts, crafts, and souvenirs, or grab something to eat at the numerous outdoor restaurant tables. Afterwards, kick back with a coffee or a drink and enjoy the plaza's bustling activity. Make Plaza Santo Domingo part of your personalized Cartagena itinerary using our Cartagena trip itinerary builder app .
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  • We reserve at a restaurant in this square to welcome the new year. The party was very good and the security measures adopted by pos organizers were the right ones. Too bad that the food was not at the level of the price that we were charged. But all in all, the balance was positive.
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  • A hidden square in the Centre of the old town, which has attractions around, as some cafés, restaurants and exhibitions. Easy to walk from any point of the city centre, a beautiful attraction in the city of Cartagena.
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  • Very nice, many bars and restaurants in the square, with tables and chairs outside the accommodation. Very cool place. The only drawback is that there are many street vendors offering crafts, hats and pearls insistently. It's a place that's worth a lot only!
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  • The Botero sculpture is a delight This is a lively and fun plaza that is pretty quiet during the day, but comes alive before sunset. Chairs and tables start to fill with locals and tourists, and the atmosphere becomes electric. Musicians and singers come out to entertain. There is a beautiful church here, as well as a voluptuous Botero statue.
  • Beautiful places. It is a pity that so many traders interfere with sightseeing.
  • Beautiful place and good food around, is highly prices since you are in the center of everything, but good atmosphere.
  • Good place, nice but desorganized
  • Good environment, too many Street vendors, not so cheap. Fun for a beer or 2, meeting place

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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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