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Address: Carrera 3 and Calle 36, Cartagena, Colombia
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US$125.00*
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Private City Tour of Cartagena
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US$40.00*
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Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles
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Cartagena Horse and Carriage Night Ride Including Dinner

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Church, Fat lady, drinks and food

What else do you actually need? This plaza got it all. Joke aside, fine little plaza with good opportunities to buy some food or stuff you didn't know you needed.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mikkel A
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Miami, Florida
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327 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful plaza, but as with every other street in Cartagena, the atmosphere was completely ruined by the hustlers, beggars, street salesmen etc etc. Couldn't even bring myself to buy the overpriced drinks and admire the view on account of the continued harassment.

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Philadelphia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about an hour in the plaza enjoying the colorful houses and beautiful wooden balconies. There were little shops but not really a lot to do.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What else do you actually need? This plaza got it all. Joke aside, fine little plaza with good opportunities to buy some food or stuff you didn't know you needed.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical plaza, wit limited things to do but eat and buy things you probably don't need from local vendors. Still a pretty place to see.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderfully restored Dominican church and convent (the latter not often open to the public) is a lovely spot. It's ironic that there is one large naked Botero woman right outside the front door of the church! What would the friars have thought of that?

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on our first night in Cartagena and were met with a lively atmosphere and crowds of people in restaurants, bars or sitting in the square. There was music playing and there were street performers entertaining the crowds. There are plenty of food stalls also selling burgers and hotdogs mostly. Prices in the restaurants and bars are a... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything in the city is beautiful....there are areas that are more filled with tourists than others; this is one of them. But you have to go just because to see how incredible the structures are.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a Cartagena expert, but from the few days I've been here, I have found this square to be my favorite place in the whole city. Nice music and good food. My favorite place to sit is in front of this live salsa place.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for food and people watching. There are many nice shops on and surrounding Calle 35. However, there are also many people in the square that will put on a hard sell. One if my favorite artisan shops in on the corner, called Mapale.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This plaza is a lively place and you should visit it preferably in the evening during the setting of the sun. A truly unique place to spend an evening with history, culture, traditions and much more.

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