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Good place to feel the tourism side

The square is large and nice but also full of people that are trying to sell you something in a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Great finds! Good for trying!

This is located in The Old City of Cartagena. If you have a sweet tooth and you like trying new... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janice H
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“local sweets”(8 reviews)
“sweet tooth”(7 reviews)
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Plaza de Los Coches, Ciudad Amurallada, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The square is large and nice but also full of people that are trying to sell you something in a continuous way. Cartagena for sure is a tourist place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is located in The Old City of Cartagena. If you have a sweet tooth and you like trying new flavors its a go-to. You find all those great typical sweets and desserts they make in Colombia in a large variety. You can buy to...More

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of local candies but everyone is selling the same items. I do lime that no one is high pressure sales. Seems to be visited by locals also

Thank Paintedcutiger
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This is a good place to visit and get to know the main sweets from Cartagena. There are many, many little booths, but they all have the same stuff.

Thank mapisaba
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The setting is quite nice with the arches, and it's nice that most of the stands still have their sweets in glass jars. Plastic is taking over more and more though. The sweets were not my taste though.

Thank difelidi
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Vendors set up shop with all kinds of Colombian sweets. It was fun just walking by and looking at them, though I sure wanted to dig in. For more info and pics visit etbtravelphotography

Thank etbtravelphotography
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Well, the first thing is that there are not many stores really selling sweets. The streets are not that well kept as well.

Thank TravelWorldMap
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Today, the plaza is a nice looking place frequented by sightseers. But it has a dark history. It used to be the marketplace where slaves from African nations, unloaded from ships in the nearby port, were bought and sold. It is difficult to imagine, since...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Old dried out macaroons in jars or plastic. Who would eat these? Every stand has the same “selection,” so you will have seen it with a quick walk through.

Thank DavyF
Reviewed 21 February 2018

I wouldn't necessarily call this a "sight" , but it's part of the main squares of Cartagena that you will definitely be walking through at some point. Like many others have mentioned, the traditional sweets are very coconut heavy. That said they come in many...More

Thank Joshiewoshie
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