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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got some nice souvenirs here and with the sun, the place and the colored houses were beautiful. Also the old man who all of the sudden joined us and showed us around, sharing some information on the buildings and the place itself, I was stunned...More

Thank keenpesmi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This square is very large and closed to the tower clock. There are a lot of vendors and the square is really nice.

Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Very pretty area to walk through. But be prepared to have no less than 15-20 people surrounding you at any given time to sell you everything from water to magnets.

Thank LTB10
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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 NesligulD
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

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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.