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Las Bovedas, Cartagena
(3.3/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Las Bovedas and get the most from your holiday in Cartagena, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cartagena trip generator.
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  • A number of shops of artisans from poor quality and a couple of questionable jollerias. Nothing to buy, and much to walk
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  • It was a former prison modeled re, with business gift for tourists all very expensive and dollars against the castle of san felipe half, anything goes and can haggle the prices don't buy anything here. The good thing at the end there is a COFFEE with a conditioning jeep COOFFE GOLDEN coffee of very good quality does not have to envy nothing Café Juan valdez and iced coffee or cappuccino ice cream excellent very good to cool off. On the other hand above Dome you can take photos of the entire Bay
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  • For those who want to buy craft with good price and quality you can't let go. Some handicrafts only find there.
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  • It's a pretty cool setting / building. But there's nothing special about the stores inside. You can buy these souvenirs anywhere in town.
  • Great for tourists. Not many had AC or fans. Prices vary from shop to shop. It's worth seeing if you want some souvenirs.
  • A lot of souvenir shops, fortunately done with a nice style. The building is worth visiting too, really nice colors and great, colonial vibe.
  • Prices for tourists... Nothing special about the souvenirs. The building is interesting but nothing worth visiting if it's not already on your way.
  • Great place showing the history of Cartagena