Plaza de la Aduana
This is the largest and oldest square in the old town and was used as a parade ground. In colonial times, all the important governmental...
Plaza de los Coches
Previously known as Plaza de la Yerba, the triangular plaza just behind Puerta del Reloj was once used as a market for enslaved people....
Puerta del Reloj
Originally called the Boca del Puente, this was the main gateway to the inner walled town and was linked to Getsemaní by a drawbridge...
Wall-to-wall reggaeton, vallenato, merengue and some decent salsa. Tu Candela is always cramped – but the atmosphere is cool and...
El Portal de los Dulces No 32-09, El Centro · interesting places nearby
Donde Fidel information
The sound system here, when it kicks, has been known to reduce grown men to tears – as does the extraordinary salsa collection of Don Fidel himself. This is music of love, loss and lament. A Cartagena institution, it hosts smooching couples dancing in alcoves under portraits of the owner and various gurning megastars. The vast seated terrace is perfect for people-watching.