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. See Plaza Santo Domingo and all Cartagena has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cartagena travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    If life gives one the opportunity to visit Cartagena de India, this is one of the places that can't miss... as the rest of Cartagena condenses the painful past of the slave market and the Inquisition with the joy of the present colorful and promising for the future... that magic was my experience there!
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  • August 15, 2017
    The square is very pleasant, with a delicious night wind to heat of Cartagena. What tires are being approached by the waitresses not 25000 times they settle with a no. What a pity!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Beautiful place, with its church, bars and plaza where there are craftsmen and painters of portraits. Find Botero statue "the fat gertrudis" and play it again!
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  • June 20, 2017
    Good environment, too many Street vendors, not so cheap. Fun for a beer or 2, meeting place
  • July 14, 2017
    This is a beautiful place to grab a couple of beers, probably also couple of snacks of maybe dinner, a little expensive but totally worth it!
  • February 7, 2017
    Get there early in the morning to have good photo opportunities before all the restaurants open and the street vendors come by.
  • January 16, 2017
    Great place for walking at night or during the day. A famous bronze sculpture from the artist Botetourt is located here.
  • January 13, 2017
    When I was there, a guy that works there also does Internet, phone , cable TV and home security.If you need internet phone or TV service 7028834000. If you need Directv or ADT 7028255800. It worked out well. I am happy

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