Plaza Santo Domingo, Cartagena

4.4
Surrounded by colorful buildings and verandas, Plaza Santo Domingo serves as a hub for the city's outdoor dining and cafe culture. Head for the square and marvel at the brightly hued homes surrounding it, or snap a picture with the delightfully chubby Botero statue in the center. Don't miss stopping in at the 16th-century church, one of the city's most famous landmarks. You can wander the square's many stalls selling local arts, crafts, and souvenirs, or grab something to eat at the numerous outdoor restaurant tables. Afterwards, kick back with a coffee or a drink and enjoy the plaza's bustling activity. Make Plaza Santo Domingo part of your personalized Cartagena itinerary using our Cartagena trip itinerary builder app.
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  • The plaza is the home to good food, alfresco dining, street entertainment, stunning historic architecture, a famous sculpture and people everywhere. It is located opposite the Santo Domingo Church...  more »
  • Nice church right off this and also many easy places to eat outside. Good resting place. Lots of shops on side streets.  more »
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  • The place is nice to see but don’t stay there for having drinks. It is really expensive and many guys want to sell stupid stuff to you also if you stay in a cafe and want to enjoy a drink! I will come back but don’t stay at a cafe in this area.
  • Love it but I cannot go there. As someone that was born in Cartagena I love the square as the beautiful landmark that is. But as someone that would like for once to go there and just enjoy a coffee, or a meal is preposterous to seat there and endure the long amount of the street vendors and unwanted services that are offered to you making go through a meal a matter of how many bites you can take before you have to say "no thanks" one more time. Beautiful place impossible to enjoy.
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