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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  • A place for you to share with friends and family. Excellent restaurants and places to eat a good ice cream around this square.
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  • I was expecting a larger plaza but it is a beautiful place. There are places to eat and worship. You must visit just to see the famous relaxed rotund lady.  more »
  • The square is very lively. With songs, Chariots, a lot of people. Has the statue of Gertrude, a chubby charming.
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  • Good environment, too many Street vendors, not so cheap. Fun for a beer or 2, meeting place
  • 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!
  • Get there early in the morning to have good photo opportunities before all the restaurants open and the street vendors come by.
  • Great place for walking at night or during the day. A famous bronze sculpture from the artist Botetourt is located here.
  • 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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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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