13 Jul LOS COHES SQUARE
GIVING SOME SWEETNESS TO THE HISTORY
Of heartless facts it gives faith. By visiting this place you will ignore the events experienced by the slaves brought from Africa. Because of its location, it was a strategic point for the trading of bravíos black men who, due to their physical condition, their monetary value was determined and the worthless work to which they would be subjected. Here these men were sold to the best bidder.
In its center was built a «pillory» that was a kind of column where the head of those who were decapitated were hung. Those people who by acts of rebellion or immorality were exposed to public shame as a warning for their actions.
Today is noticeable by something less bitter, there is located the famous portal of sweets, where you can taste the legendary delicacies from the Colombian coast. It has had different names, but it was appealed to the popularity of those locals who started calling it «Plaza de los Coches», since there were parked cars pulled by horses and driven by slaves.
It is one of the first squares that welcomes you when you step on the legendary historic center of Cartagena, let yourself get caught by its lively atmosphere and we assure you this place will be one of the best hostesses. Immediately once you cross the doors of the clock tower, it will begin to show its charm and persuade you to tour in its illustrious cars the magical center of the city.