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Torre del Reloj, Cartagena

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See one of the best-known architectural symbols of the city and the main gateway to the old town at Torre del Reloj. The 30 m (98 ft) tower--part of the city walls guarding the inner section of old houses and churches from the sea--was originally built in the 17th century and restored in the 19th century. A statue of Pedro de Heredia, the city's founder, dominates a square full of restaurants, shops, and street vendors. In the past, slave traders would pass under the tower; today, herds of tourists cluster on the site. Browse the market with handicrafts and old books, or, if interested, catch a horse-drawn carriage ride from here. To visit Torre del Reloj and other attractions in Cartagena, use our Cartagena travel itinerary planner.
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  • One of the entrance gates to the walled city is the meeting point where we offer different excursions both inside and outside the city; both day and night for always busy
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  • Is the place emblematic of the city walled. There are many vendors and options of meals to the step.
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  • To traverse the city historical (or city walled) to foot and by has own should be have in has as point of reference it Tower of the clock. In addition, at dusk, on one side and on the other you can see (inside the walled city) tourism and the daily life of the Cartagena on the outside.
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