Las Bovedas, Cartagena

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Originally built as storerooms for ammunition, Las Bovedas now house bars, galleries, and souvenir shops. Built between 1792 and 1796, the 23 former dungeons attached to the protective city walls represent the last major construction effort of colonial times. Browse through well-stocked shops selling traditional Colombian merchandise, such as emerald jewelry, hammocks, and Indian textiles. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cartagena using our trip planner.
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  • They are arched constructions that complete the walls of Cartagena. According to nis comentabel guide were originally posada of the defenders of the city, posteuormente as a Tinderbox and then how to prison was completely rebuilt and ahiar is used how a crafts market, there could find everything, give banks, agency of change coins and so-called stalls selling souvenirs of Cartagena and Colombia in general is a good site oara buy, you have to haggle and preferably buy pesos eye with an security surrounding, there are too itinerant sellers offering everything, have care NC wallet
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  • Walking along the wall down to a place and I found it, I remembered their history and everything what it means. I wonder what the good conservation of all historic buildings. Although today used to sell t-shirts of Pablo Escobar, though most are artesaniasl
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  • These yellow stalls used to be barracks & now they house a gift store paradise. You can find all kinds of typical souvenirs from simple to fancy, from nicely done to cheaply. I recommend to do a quick...  more »
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  • Bóvedas Or vaults(23 dungeons), were built for military purposes, to store weapons, or as barracks for the Spanish military. Today these have been converted into craft stores and art galleries. While walking between the columns and stores, you will observe some women in colorful dresses and horse drawn carriages.
  • "Las Bovedas" is spanish for dungeons. They are currently shops, but they have an important historical past that almost no one talks about there. It would be nice that it be more historical and less commercial.
  • So many shops with great trinkets and better prices than other places in the city.
  • Lots of artisanal shops. My nieces loved it, and I actually bought something.
  • If you like craft shopping, head here. I loved the ancient architecture of the old dungeons and the sea views

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