This is the square where Royal Customs inspected goods upon arrival. The largest and oldest square in Old Town.
Located in the center is the statue of Christopher Columbus. In 1502 Christopher Columbus explored the coast of what is now Panama. This country is named Colombia in his honor. Not a history buff, however it is very interesting.
Colonial Customs House
The buildings surrounding the plaza are very interesting and colorful. The main building is the old colonial customs house where Don Pedro de Heredia, founder of Cartagena, once lived.
The town walls border the Old Town. A place to climb, walk along and take in the sites in and across the water. Many police officers standing on guard for tourists.