Plaza de los Coches
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...
Muelle de los Pegasos
Muelle de los Pegasos is the lovely old port of Cartagena on the Bahía de las Ánimas. It is invariably full of fishing, cargo and...
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...
If the street juice-stands scare you, this is a lovely sanitized version on Plaza de los Coches. All the yummy fruits are represented in...
There's no telling from the outside, but this fiercely popular Centro lunch spot stretches back cavernously, and usually it feels as if...
Plaza de los Coches information
Previously known as Plaza de la Yerba, the triangular plaza just behind Puerta del Reloj was once used as a market for enslaved people. It is lined with old balconied houses with colonial arches at ground level. The arcaded walkway, known as El Portal de los Dulces, is today lined with confectionery stands selling local sweets. The statue of the city's founder, Pedro de Heredia, is in the middle of the plaza.