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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well-kept open triangular plaza with Interesting architecture particularly the buildings with colonnades and balconies. The Hard Rock Cafe is here also.

Thank Aglassortwo
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Plaza de la Aduana (Custom's Square) is one of the largest open spaces in Old Cartagena. On one side are the imposing walls and at the center you have a statue of Christopher Columbus alongside an indigenous woman. The principal building overlooking the square is...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This actually means Customs Square and it used to be the place where they presented and sold the slaves from Africa. Now the UNESCO sign is here. Cartagena is one of the oldest cities to be accepted as a world heritage city in 1984.

Thank Nesligul D
Reviewed 27 March 2018

I recommend visiting this area in the evening. Lots of restaurants in the area and street performers. Just beware of the bats!

Thank Mrlaceyma
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is the biggest plaza in the walled city which is nice for events, but otherwise there isn't much to see. Just a place to walk through on your way elsewhere. For more info visit etbtravelphotography

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Plaza Aduana: The story is interesting but It is just a big plaza. It is clean and with vibrant colours.

Thank TravelWorldMap
Reviewed 4 March 2018

As you turn the corner from the Plaza de los Coches, you encounter another one of Cartagena's historic square. This one features the big building which originally housed the Royal Customs House where goods entering the city from the port are processed and customs paid....More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 27 February 2018

As the title reveals, this is the place where the old Customs House used to be, where incoming goods were taxed. It is now the City Hall. It is a short walk from the Clock Tower, on your way to San Pedro Claver Square, and...More

Thank cheshiretraveller57
Reviewed 17 February 2018

One of city historical sights, within in the walls of the city. Easily reached by walking or by using one of the horse drawn carriages.

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Aside from the history of the plaza and buildings, it's just a large open area and not really a "sight." There are three different banks with ATM's.

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9 July 2016|
Response from Judith C | Reviewed this property |
If you take a cab, it's about 5-10 minutes away with light traffic.