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This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the Inquisition and a gold museum.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying over looking the square very lively location friendly street vendors good restaurants coffee shops fun place to stay

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Graham58pool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small square with a lot of trees and a statue of "El Libertador". For some reason the locals like to feed the pigeons who arrive in great numbers as do the persistent street vendors.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ashuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park to take a rest for a couple of minutes on one of the benches. There are no vendors in the plaza and it’s located very close to a coffee shop as well as the historic museum of Cartagena. So it’s...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ResQDoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of people, shade and activity. Several museums adjacent. If you are lucky you will catch dancers and other street performers especially in the evening.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sndovale
Reviewed 9 September 2019

Cartagena is a great place to visit, history is everywhere and all is so beautiful there, would love to go back and spend a week...or more.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Donaciano C
Reviewed 27 August 2019

You will share this shady plaza with lots of people and pigeons but it's a fun spot and great place to sit for a little while. The locals like to let the pigeons rest on their arms and hands and photo ops abound.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Smiles4miles
Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

This is central to the old city. Surrounded by the Museum of the Inquisition and Museum of Gold, this is a must see.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank shadowmountain1993
Reviewed 9 August 2019

Nice little plaza honoring Simon Bolivar. Lots of trees and shady places to sit and rest awhile. Just watch out of the pigeons

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KitRaetsen
Reviewed 26 July 2019

We learnt something and we enjoyed our walk there. The warm weather was pleasant and it wasn't too busy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michy222
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

Pretty neat and shaded plaza, seems like there are native dancers here each evening. Great place for a hot arepa and some cold lemon or lime aide. Great place to check out during the heat of the afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CFEIII
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