Attractions

Carriage Square

Plaza de los Coches

It is the city’s central square and used to be a meeting place for slaves on market days. Nowadays cars and drivers locate in this point, waiting for tourists that are looking to take a stroll through the historic center. Nighttime is something not to be missed with the colonial facades lit up after sunset and cobbled streets fill with the sounds of jazz, and traditional dance groups performances. In the evenings the popular "Portal de los Dulces" offers the palate a huge variety of cocadas (products made with coconut), milk sweets and fruit candies.

San Pedro Claver Square

Plaza San Pedro Claver

Plaza San Pedro Claver is named to honor his work on behalf of the slaves sold in Cartagena de Indias which was a major slave port at the time. The imposing church bearing the same name, witnesses the way this place that has been embellished over the years. Today it is surrounded by souvenir shops, jewelry stores, restaurants and the Museum of Modern Art. Curious wrought iron figures are arranged around the square, representing moments of everyday life in Cartagena. You can take a picture with a “Palenquera” (colorfully dressed woman usually selling fruit from a basket carried on her head), or with a “raspado” vendor, a combination of crushed ice, fruit flavors, and condensed milk.

Santa Teresa Square

Plaza Santa Teresa

This is a charming corner of the city, even more beautiful at sunset when the whole area is engulfed in a golden light.  It has direct access to the "Parque de la Marina", along with a beautiful sea view and other sectors of the walled town.

Santo Domingo Square

Plaza Santo Domingo

Cartagena acquires even more life at night with the bars, musicians, theater actors, storytellers and other artists located around the square when evening falls; without missing restaurants, jewelry stores and cafes open from early in the day, Being one of the epicenters of the entertainment of the walled city. Two of its attractions are the historic church of Santo Domingo and the statue of "La Gorda Gertrudis" by the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero.