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  Puerta del Reloj (Clock Tower Gate)
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  • Puerta del Reloj (Clock Tower Gate) - Cartagena
      Puerta del Reloj (Clock Tower Gate)
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  • Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower) - Cartagena
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  • Plaza de los Coches and Torre del Reloj - Cartagena
      Plaza de los Coches and Torre del Reloj
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An integral part of the walled city, Puerta del Reloj (Clock Tower Gate) signifies the main getaway to the inner part of the walled city which comes out onto Plaza de los Coches. Comprising three arched doorways, the central entrance was once linked to Getsemaní by a drawbridge. It was originally known as the Boca del Puente. The side arches of the gate were previously used as a chapel and armoury but now they are open as walkways. Today the entrance houses a small booth selling maps for walking routes around the city. There is also an eclectic collection of stalls selling antique books.

A four-sided clock and republican-style tower, Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower), was added in 1888 and is now architectural symbol of Cartagena.

Directions: the gateway at the entrance to the historic centre with Plaza de la Paz on one side and Plaza de los Coches on the other

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  • Updated Nov 5, 2010
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