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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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  • With value historical, is more cute see it far that in its interior because this strutted and is a tunnel normal, but by outside is beautiful and historical.
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  • Beautiful landmark Clock Tower at the entrance to the Walled City. They currently have it all lit up due to the Christmas Holidays. Around the Square you have vendors, performers, bars and restaurants...  more »
  • The Torre del Reloj is as the title says. And it makes an easy marker to instruct your taxi driver to take you from the cruise port or airport. Likewise it is your point of return for easily catching ...  more »