Plaza Fernandez Madrid

4.5 Currently Open
  • Address: a 37-78, Cra. 8 #37-2, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Monument, Cafe, Plaza, Square

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 car or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
  • Walk to here from inside Old Town.

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  • Plaza Fernandez Madrid Address: a 37-78, Cra. 8 #37-2, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
  • Plaza Fernandez Madrid Timing: 24-hrs
  • Plaza Fernandez Madrid Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Plaza Fernandez Madrid(preferred time): 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Plaza Fernandez Madrid: 00:15 Mins
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Plaza Fernandez Madrid Reviews & Ratings

  • Despite the fact the square doesn't have a big appeal itself, it is surrounded by many restaurants and bars. It has a great atmosphere. It is visited by locals and foreigners alike. It's a good spot to stop and have a a drink if you are tired of walking around. It is also next to a church.

  • Nice little plaza with great views and a few historical sites. There's a ton of vendors who don't pay you any mind unless you stop to look. I was just wandering around for awhile and no one seemed to go out of their way to get me to buy anything.

  • very nice place to hang on Christmas and is surrounded by nice restaurants

  • Great restaurants and shops around the square that is filled with trees, statues and lawn areas.

  • Good place but very bad service. Vendor harassment also (like 30 vendors in one hour 0_o)

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