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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  • The place is a must go because it will provide you the best picture you can take from the castle, but it is always so crowded and the people doesn't respect the lines that some try to make, crossing e...  more »
  • Took a cab from the Old City and he stayed with us. There is not much there, just the boots and local vendors. So we just hopped right on the taxi and left.  more »
  • Make a monument to shoes!, good. Give so much "hype" does not. No ir ex profeso. If you go out there good, but nothing more.
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  • It's nice to take photos with the shoes here
  • Long wait, lotd of street vendors
  • Funny shoes and a nice piece of art
  • Cool statue
  • 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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