Plaza de la Aduana Cartagena, Colombia

This is the square where Royal Customs inspected goods upon arrival. The largest and oldest square in Old Town.

Christopher Columbus

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.

Town Walls

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.


  1. Definitely the highlight of my short time in Cartagena! The colorful colonial buildings were eye-catching and truly showed the beauty and history of the city itself. Thanks for sharing!


  2. The old town of Cartagena is a great collection of colonial buildings as you show with the Old Customs House. This part of the city is also much safer than Bogota for example.


  3. These are so beautiful pictures of Bogota..!! Great.. I believe Colombia is quite undiscovered and would have a lot to offer to any potential tourist.. 😊
    Thank you so much Madam for sharing.. 😊


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