Plaza Fernandez Madrid, Cartagena
Plaza Fernandez Madrid, Cartagena - Address
Address: a 37-78, Cra. 8 #37-2, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Time Required: 00:15 Mins
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Plaza Fernandez Madrid, Cartagena
Right outside the Iglesia de Santo Toribio you’ll find this small and pleasant plaza. It is named after José Fernández Madrid, an early 19th century Colombian poet who became famous for his patriotic poems on war, independence and heroism. There is a monument statue dedicated to the man in the middle of the square. In other respects, the square is just one of the many charming little corners in the Old Town of Cartagena. Take respite from the heat in the shade of the trees; find a spot to sit and people watch; pop inside one of the surrounding cafes for a cold coffee. There might even be a busker or two performing for you. The square is nearly as lively at night, and is usually prettily lit up.
How To reach Plaza Fernandez Madrid by Public Transport
- Drive to here or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
- Walk to here from inside Old Town.
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Beautiful park with a touch of local life. It has been renovated and has a nice shade
Nice place to relax and to enjoy a few drinks. Vendors and street artists can get super annoying, very ungrateful and rude once you give them some change as they will request more and will not leave. It made us very uncomfortable so my advice is - don't allow singers and guitarists even start their song as they will charge you 20000pesos. Just ignore them
Nice nightly music. Great little red coffee truck. Vendors drive ypu nuts here! Dont pay more than 15$US for your hats. They tey to sell them for the equivalent of 40$US. The coral bracelets, they ask for up to 10$US. I brought it down to 5$US (equivalent) they are amazing stones, don't get me wrong. They cost lots in USA, but they are from here, therefore, they should be less expensive. Which they are, we are only given the tourist price. Which we can work down.
Nice little square. Good to take a seat if you can find one and just enjoy the locals chatting amongst themselves. The square has two different faces from the day to the night.
Colombia is a gorgeous country, especially inside the walled city. They have gorgeous options on airbnb for houses to rent and really nice hotels!