CARTAGENA | Plaza del Reloj, or ‘Clock Square’, is one of the main public squares in Cartagena, and where you’ll find Puerta del Reloj (also known as Torre del Reloj and Boca del Puente) the historic main entrance to the city’s old town.
A gate has stood on this side since 1631, and the current gate dates back to 1704. Puerta del Reloj is built in the Postclassic style, with Roman and Tuscan influences. The clock tower directly behind the facade was a later addition to the gate, added at the beginning of the 18th century. The , or Clock Tower, was once the main gateway to the walled city. It was originally called
While the gate is no longer used as a fortification, it’s still forms a beautiful entrance to Cartagena’s old town, and is an ideal focal point for getting your bearings in the city.
Plaza del Reloj
Calle 32 #8-160
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