Monumento a Los Zapatos Viejos, Cartagena

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Admire the quirky Monumento a Los Zapatos Viejos, also known as the "Old Boots Monument" because it resembles a pair of old shoes. The charming statue is dedicated to Colombian poet Luis Carlos Lopez and inspired by his famous poem "My Hometown." Take a photo with the large bronze boots and don't forget to read the endearing sonnet, comparing the poet's love of Cartagena to loving a pair of reliable old shoes. Plan to visit Monumento a Los Zapatos Viejos and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cartagena attractions using our Cartagena day trip planner .
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  • You can walk from the Castle San Felipe. It is located in the middle of the street. There are only two shoes. Don't expect many things here haha and beware the kids by telling to draw them pictures. They will steal the cellular
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  • Sculpture in homage to the poet cartagenero Luiz Carlos Lopez (' El Tuerto Lopez ') that has a famous poem about the old shoes. Not worth a visit: a lot of tourists lining up to do a photo sculpture, surrounded by hawkers. Program totally expendable.
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  • This is a monument inspired by a Colombian poet who compared Cartagena to being as comfortable as an old pair of shoes. Unfortunately, it is now a tourist trap with people swarming all over the shoes ...  more »
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  • It's behind the castle, otherwise don't bother. Quick photo op being inside the shoe. Vendors bug you and hog what little shade is in thet small area so no reason to stick around after.
  • Usually very crowded. Not many shaded places to sit around. Good for a five minute visit.
  • Beautiful sculpture! Apart from the photo inside the shoe there's nothing special to do around.
  • Very nice place to walk around
  • Great except for all the street vendors in the plaza trying to scam you
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