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6th IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications
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Fernandez Madrid Square
This plaza is located in the San Diego district across from the church of Sto. Toribio. It´s dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jose Fernandez de Madrid witness of the independence act of Cartagena signed on November 11, 1811. A poet, a writer, Dr. Fernandez de Madrid created EL Argos, a periodical newspaper that continued in Havana, Cuba.
Los Coches Square
This beautiful section of the walled city has received numerous names through times. JUEZ (judge). This name was taken by an illustrious neighbor, Mr. Francisco Santa Cruz, qho arrived in Cartagena as the presiding judge. Subsequently it adopted the named of Plaza del Esclavo (salves plaza) while the market for salves took place right here.
La Aduana Square
It was named initially ANTIGUA REAL CONTADURIA. Its roll was to house the Royal Offices of the Kingdom of Spain. When the custom offices took their place, it was named PLAZA DE LA ADUANA as we know it today. Other names its been known by, PLAZA DE COLON and PLAZA RAFAEL NUÑEZ, in honor to former president of Colombia Mr. Rafael Nunñez.
Tower of Clock or Clock Door
It was originally called Boca Del Puente, it was built as a main entrance to the walled city. The lateral arches were used as a chapel and weapons room. At the end of the closing of Calamarín in 1631, Cartagena acquired a main gate. It was the only entrance to the city itself.
The Vaults
The square of the Arcades will give you a feeling for the size of Cartagena`s wall. The Arcades located between the fortresses of Santa Clara and Santa Catalina was built in the late seventeen hundreds. Deep in the walls, the Arcades were designed as storage vaults but were used as prison cells during the civil wars in the 1pth century; at high tide, the unfortunate internees were up to their knees in seawater, the building house shops selling handicrafts.
Cloister and Church San Pedro Claver
This church was named for the first saint to be canonized in the new world. Saint Pedro claver was a Spanish nobleman and priest from verdu, Catalonya in Spain, who lived and died in this convent. Claver dedicated his life to helping African slave ships with food, medicine and soothing words.

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