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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  • I did the ride with my husband to check out the area. Worth by local history, beautiful churches and monuments. Some shops with local products and souvenirs. I found a little annoying because all the time we were approached by hawkers on site. When we were trying to be polite there that they insisted on selling. Sit down in a restaurant in the square and nothing to relax. Very annoying the situation!
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  • The cathedral is fascinating. The plaza is always packed with tourists and vendors. You can stop for a beer, take in the view and leave or you'll get swamped with offers from the vendors.  more »
  • It is a fantastic place to see Cartagena in action! an endless parade of music, vendors and restaurants offering delicious dishes. Undoubtedly the silence has no place in this square!
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  • Very nice place. We had some beers and could enjoy a little of Cartagena's atmosphere. Very busy place, with music and many people around.
  • Amazing place, i recomend that place when you goint to visit Cartagena de Indias.
  • Great location and good pizza. One person can almost eat a whole pizza though.
  • La comida no tan buena como antes. Pedro, mesero en El Conde de la Cruz, excelente mesero.
  • Nice relaxing place full of restaurants and you won't have to deal with many street vendors approaching you here.
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