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Plaza de los Coches - City Plaza Cartagena - Colombia

Walking under the Torre del Reloj into El Centro, you come to Plaza de los Coches. Today, this space bustles with shops and vendors. But try to imagine it 300 years ago, when Plaza de los Coches was the center for transportation, and where slaves were bartered and sold. A statue of Pedro de Heredia, the city’s founder, has been erected where the slave market used to be. The large buildings with colonial arches and balconies that surround this plaza are some of the oldest in the city. Along the north side is the Portal de los Dulces.


Cllae de las Carretas and Calle Portocarrero
(north side of the Torre del Reloj)

El Centro, Cartagena, Colombia

City Plaza

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Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Here are other activities in and around El Centro that may be of interest: Plaza de Bolívar, Plaza Santo Domingo and Plaza de la Aduana.

By Brenda Yun
I am a creative writer / surfer chick in need of adventure all the time. The only thing that keeps me grounded is my non-traveling, non-surfing pug...
24 Jun 2011

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