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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  • Monument of giant shoes of bronze in which one you can put inside. Just to take photo and who will entertain the kids a while.
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  • As part of the roadmap of tourist who visit Cartagena, this sculpture is located in a square right next to the San Felipe de Barajas, is good place to make pictures, try to avoid the timetables that have chivas (buses that take tourists) because the queue is enormous.
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  • The downside is that many people will and you can not take you good photos because you have to go out fast boot. Grilled San Felipe Castle.
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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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