Plaza Santo DomingoCurrently Open
- Address: Cl. 35, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +57-3158312478
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Monument, Cafe, Square, Family And Kids
Today this pretty square is one of the city's favorite hangouts. There are a plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars surrounding it, and almost all of them offer delicious fare. Hundreds of tables spill out from the restaurants into the plaza. The eateries themselves are housed inside oldbuildings of charming architecture. Buskers entertain you as you eat.
But a long time ago during the infamous Inquisitions, the square was a place of execution and religious murder. The name of the square is taken from the Santo Domingo Church in the corner. Look at the church tower steeple and it might seem crooked. It is said the Devil himself shook down the tower right before its completion.
And in the middle of the square you will see a rather lascivious monument - the statue of “Gorda” Gertrude by Fernando Botero. It is said that if you fondle one of the statues gigantic breasts, you will have long and fulfilling sexual relationships.
- After the establishments at this square begin to close around 1am at night, revelers usually move on to plaza de Santa Teresa.
- Walk to here from inside Old Town.
- Drive or take a taxi to here from outside Old Town.
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Really cool area of town with a beautiful Church and some nice restaurants and shops.
Very nice place. We had some beers and could enjoy a little of Cartagena's atmosphere. Very busy place, with music and many people around.
Great location and good pizza. One person can almost eat a whole pizza though.
Beautiful place to visit
Nice relaxing place full of restaurants and you won't have to deal with many street vendors approaching you here.