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  • Address: Calle Santo Domingo, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
  • Hours: Tue-Sun, 12-8pm
  • Admission: Adults 10,000 pesos (<$6 USD), Children 7,000 pesos (<$4 USD)

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Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Iglesia Santo Domingo, founded in 1534, is the oldest church in Cartagena and one of the first in the hemisphere. The original stone structure, finished in 1551, was so badly damaged by Sir Francis Drake in 1586 that a new church needed to be built; the current incarnation was finally completed some time during the 1700s.

The cool, spacious interior, with its imposing central nave lined with massive stone columns and inspiring marble altar are unusual, and certainly worth a look. Most travelers will spend more time on Plaza Santo Domingo, right out front, the spot to enjoy a little rest and relaxation of a premium-priced beverage. Surrounded by some of the city’s finest architecture, and filled with umbrella-shaded café tables, the plaza is also a magnet for souvenir vendors. Be sure to bargain.

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Private City Tour of Cartagena, Cartagena, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private City Tour of Cartagena

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Your introduction to Cartagena will begin with the historic San Felipe Castle, The Monastery of La Popa and take in the panoramic views of principal ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles, Cartagena, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

4-hour historical tour of the walled city, Bocagrande and Castillogrande, Gethsemane, Monastery "La Popa", Castle "San Felipe de Barajas", ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Cartagena Horse and Carriage Night Ride Including Dinner, Cartagena, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Cartagena Horse and Carriage Night Ride Including Dinner

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 16 Reviews

Spanish colonial buildings and strumming street guitarists set the mood for a romantic horse-drawn carriage of Cartagena at night. Admire the beauty of ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.00

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