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. Put Monumento a Los Zapatos Viejos at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cartagena itinerary builder.
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  • Very popular spot for picture taking. You can actually get inside the shoe for a picture. It can get quiet busy if several tour buses get there at the same time.  more »
  • Its Art Jim but not as we know or like it people stopping for pictures just made it damn hard to get past  more »
  • Unique monument but from images I had seen before going here myself, the shoes looked very big, when we arrived we were in surprise with how small they actually were. Nice to visit & see, Castillo de ...  more »
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  • It's nice to take photos with the shoes here
  • Funny shoes and a nice piece of art
  • It is okay but skip it and see the castle
  • Cool monument, but good luck getting a good photo with all the tourists
  • The shoes are OK, but since they are a very short walk away from the castle, you might just as well go there. The view of the shoes with the castle in the background is nice.