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Best area of the town

The statue itself is ok, the story behind it is better. The reason why I gave 4 stars is because... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Montreal, Canada
Hommage to the founder

Just like the Clocktower, this is another meeting place that is close-by. Featuring a bronze statue... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Joseph G
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Nice plaza to shop, hang out, ppl watch and plenty of places near to have a meal. There are several surrounding plaza to visit that are near by.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

A large bricked out square with lots a people, performers and on-lookers. The square was the place to be, all the music dance , people parties, bars are worth the trip.

Thank Goulbour
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This guy was a criminal, not only in America but also in Spain. Read his story and maybe you will understand my disgust at seeing a statue of him.

Thank 586alejs
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is an ok monument to visit. It encloses history, but there is nothing else than the monument. So, it was kind of like another "solo" monument to see.

Thank mapisaba
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The statue itself is ok, the story behind it is better. The reason why I gave 4 stars is because it's the best "city center" of the town where you can enjoy the architecture

Thank HuguesLavergne
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Just like the Clocktower, this is another meeting place that is close-by. Featuring a bronze statue of the founder of Cartagena and set in Plaza de Los Coches, the statue is dignified and distinctive showing Pedro de Heredia in his full conquistador glory. It is...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Very nice statue near Hard Rock Cafe at the entrance to the walled city. This area is LOADED with vendors and tour sales people that just will not take no for an answer. It became frustrating so instead of sticking around we just left just...More

Thank WildermereBeach
Reviewed 18 March 2018

By day, this is the meeting point or starting point for tours of the walled city. By night, this is the spot the pretty ladies of Cartagena "meet their dates"

Thank jroger69
Reviewed 24 February 2018

The monument sits right in the center of the Plaza de Conches, commemorating the Spanish explorer and founder of the city of Cartagena - a very historic figure in Colombian history. Great to learn about him.

Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is a bronze statue of Pedro de Heredia, the founder of Cartagena. It is close to the clock tower (Torre de Reloj) and is easy to find. Nothing remarkable, though.

Thank gyanfernando
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