The arrival in Cartagena cannot be complete without listening to the representative music of the Coast, and the Plaza Santo Domingo is the place par excellence to enjoy the groups that provide serenades and play at the foot of the tables in exchange for tips. It is the favorite when it comes to enjoying the nightlife.
Located in front of the Santo Domingo Church, is this picturesque square that is made up of an open-air plaza surrounded by bars, cafes and restaurants that work in beautiful colonial houses with traditional balconies, where you can enjoy a delicious meal or drink and of course, live serenade.
It is a very touristy place, the one indicated to meet people of all cultures. It is striking “Gertrudis”, a sculpture of a reclining nude woman by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Both during the day and at night, it is one of the liveliest places in the city.
Tourists describe it as: A magical place at night. You have to go, yes or yes. The restaurants around the plaza bring their tables out onto the plaza, and the musicians brighten the nights. You really have to be there, the lights, the people and the atmosphere, it’s romantic and charming.
It is very busy, but at the same time quiet to share with friends or family, have a few wines or beers and then have dinner. The groups of dancers and musicals brighten up the time.