Torre del Reloj, Cartagena

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See one of the best-known architectural symbols of the city and the main gateway to the old town at Torre del Reloj. The 30 m (98 ft) tower--part of the city walls guarding the inner section of old houses and churches from the sea--was originally built in the 17th century and restored in the 19th century. A statue of Pedro de Heredia, the city's founder, dominates a square full of restaurants, shops, and street vendors. In the past, slave traders would pass under the tower; today, herds of tourists cluster on the site. Browse the market with handicrafts and old books, or, if interested, catch a horse-drawn carriage ride from here. Plan trip to Cartagena with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • It is a beautiful historical and cultural place, the detail is that it is the concentration of women who are engaged in the work of "company" and it is a little uncomfortable to be there for a long time.
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  • This is the traditional meeting spot of Cartagena. Any local or visitor will know where this monument is, plus it has become the postcard by excellence of Cartagena de Indias. It is also one of my fav...  more »
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  • Probably my favorite place inside the walled city of Cartagena. There are many beautiful shops, bars and restaurants around this area. But what really takes the price it's the very talented performers dancing to classic Colombian salsa and other genres.
  • It seems that this is the iconic photo spot for Cartegena. Be sure to get a photo with the colorfully-dressed ladies - and be sure to have them put a bowl of fruit on your head :-)
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