Walled City Cartagena ….Colombia

Many interesting and well preserved historic sites to see within the Walled City of Cartagena. Easy to maneuver around the narrow street….all within walking distance. We enjoyed our time visiting here in 2020.

Pedro de Heredia

First historic statue we come upon is Pedro de Heredia (1505-1554) a Spanish conquestador and founder of Cartagena.

Plaza de Los Coches

Plaza de Los Coches, an area for parking horse drawn carriages. Previously named Plaza del Esclavo, the site where black slaves were transported in from Africa.


These women are known as Palenqueras ( Fruit Sellers). They are dressed as Africans, which they are not. Originally from a village south of Cartagena. Now they pose with fruit baskets, which at one time years ago they did sell fruit. Today they are here posing for tourists to take their photo for money.


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