Plaza Santo Domingo, Cartagena

About Plaza Santo Domingo, Cartagena

Plaza Santo Domingo, Cartagena - Address, Phone Number

Address: Cl. 35, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Phone: +57-3158312478

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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.

Plaza Santo Domingo Opening and Closing Hours

  • After the establishments at this square begin to close around 1am at night, revelers usually move on to plaza de Santa Teresa.

How To reach Plaza Santo Domingo by Public Transport

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

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  • Beautiful place and good food around, is highly prices since you are in the center of everything, but good atmosphere.

  • Good environment, too many Street vendors, not so cheap. Fun for a beer or 2, meeting place

  • This is a beautiful place to grab a couple of beers, probably also couple of snacks of maybe dinner, a little expensive but totally worth it!

  • Get there early in the morning to have good photo opportunities before all the restaurants open and the street vendors come by.

  • Great place for walking at night or during the day. A famous bronze sculpture from the artist Botetourt is located here.

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