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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  • Created in 1946, by Hector Lombana Piñeres, the old shoes are one of the most representative monument of Cartagena (Monumento a los Zapatos Viejos), is a tribute to a local poet named Luis Carlos López, author of the poem "A mi ciudad nativa" (comparing the city with a pair of old shoes, for the love and comfort that passes). It is a bronze sculpture representing two old shoes or boots. Is located in front of the castle of San Felipe, a few minutes from the walled city. It's a fun place to take pictures, but always with many tourists.
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  • 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 »
  • Does not offer more of what it promises, so you take the photo and already; but part of the monuments to visit if or if in Cartagena
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  • 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.
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  • Historical place to visit, no more than 10 mins
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  • Fatntastico, ideal place to go with family, others close to the castle of san felipe.
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