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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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  • Very good place to buy souvenirs (souvenir). Or even to walk. Worth the pdena to buy the sweets that are local spices,
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  • Here you can find different traditional products for sale and best price, it is easy accessible you can walk, the vaults are well preserved, here was filmed the movie "Love in the time of cholera" by García Márquez, with Javier Bardem... .vale worth visiting it.
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  • With a little imagination you can take some pretty interestign photos (especially if the traditional-dressed ladys are there selling fruit). Other than that, the handicraft is more or less the same in...  more »
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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