Torre del Reloj, Cartagena

4.3
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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  • Very nice entrance in Historical part of Cartagena. Everyone must cross this entrance to visit old town  more »
  • The Torre del Reloj is a central meeting and cultural point in the walled city and it really depends on your perspective on whether or not you'll love it. In the daytime, you'll see many locals...  more »
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  • Nice yellow building. When lost, I always looked for this clock tower to find the main plaza. The plaza is full of action at night. Only drawback were the many ladies of the night roaming around for work. But, still a super fun place. I enjoyed it so much that I've been back to visit many times. Highly recommend.
  • This is a very beautiful part of Cartagena. It's very easy to access and walk around. Watch out for cars and buses and the direction they are going. The only frustrating thing about this place is that it's a tourist area so there are many vendors and sellers trying to get you to buy goods and services. Be aware.
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