Torre del Reloj, Cartagena

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#6 of 16 in Historic Sites in Cartagena
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. Plan trip to Cartagena with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This site is located in the old city and is part of the city amurallada.es a very safe to visit and photograph, site
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  • I think it is the landmark of the walled city. Rather than be obliged reference point, to cross it feels the history entry.
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  • I think the clock tower is the 19th century gate to the city. It is interesting but not a destination. The square next to it comes alive at night with Donde Fidel blaring salsa, dance groups busking f...  more »
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