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  • Address: Calle 31, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia, Colombia
  • Hours: Daily 8am-6pm
  • Admission: Adults: COP$8000

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Old Shoes Monument (Los Zapatos Viejos) Tours

At the base of the imposing San Felipe Castle, Cartagena’s Old Shoes Monument (Los Zapatos Viejos) is, you guessed it, a giant sculpture of a pair of old boots. A popular spot for a selfie or ten, the monument was created by the sculptor Hector Lombana as a reference to the popular poem, “Mi Ciudad Nativa,” by local poet, and one of South America’s most respected writers, Luis Carlos López.

In the final line, López compares the love and sense of comfort he feels for his hometown of Cartagena to that which he feels for a pair of worn-in, but familiar and comfortable shoes. And on a plaque in front of the famous sculpture, you can read the whole poem in full. 

Practical Info

To see the Old Shoes Monument, head to San Felipe Castle on the hill of San Lázaro along Avenida Arevalo. The castle itself is open from 8am to 6pm every day, and entry for adults costs COP $8,000.

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Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour, Cartagena, null
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Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Cartagena and experience the magnificence of its colonial architecture. Your guide will take you by minivan to this coastal ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.00
Cartagena City Trolley Tour, Cartagena, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Cartagena City Trolley Tour

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Ride the city trolley through the streets of Cartagena and discover its magic on board of the unique, comfortable and exclusive vehicles (Trolleys). The tour ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.50

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