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"Puerta del Reloj" Top 5 Page for this destination Cartagena Things to Do Tip by richiecdisc

Cartagena Things to Do: 265 reviews and 672 photos

  Puerta del Reloj early morning light
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  • Puerta del Reloj early morning light - Cartagena
      Puerta del Reloj early morning light
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  • Puerta del Reloj from the plaza - Cartagena
      Puerta del Reloj from the plaza
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Puerta del Reloj offers a great dramatic entranceway to an architectural marvel awaiting your exploration: Cartagena. It's almost a bit of a Disney effect but make no mistake, this is the original gateway to the inner walled town and was called appropriately enough, Boca del Puenta. The picturesque clock tower is a 1888 addition perhaps to offset the loss of the drawbridge that once connected Getsemani over the now gone moat.

There are nice views of it from Paseo de los Martires, a concrete plaza with a few tasteful monuments that offers up many photographic opportunities.

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  • Written Nov 7, 2010
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