Las Bovedas, Cartagena

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Originally built as storerooms for ammunition, Las Bovedas now house bars, galleries, and souvenir shops. Built between 1792 and 1796, the 23 former dungeons attached to the protective city walls represent the last major construction effort of colonial times. Browse through well-stocked shops selling traditional Colombian merchandise, such as emerald jewelry, hammocks, and Indian textiles. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cartagena using our trip planner.
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  • We are not big shoppers so I probably can't make a fair assessment but my husband wanted to walk inside just to cool off. The stores mask the original purpose of the "caves"; make sure you read the.....  more
    We are not big shoppers so I probably can't make a fair assessment but my husband wanted to walk inside just to cool off. The stores mask the original purpose of the "caves"; make sure you read the.....  more »
  • Cool, but you can see the entire thing in 3 minutes. The shops sell the same things all the other spots around the old city sell. Would've been better if they left one of the cells empty so... 
    Cool, but you can see the entire thing in 3 minutes. The shops sell the same things all the other spots around the old city sell. Would've been better if they left one of the cells empty so...  more »
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  • Shopping area in the walled city. Good for handcrafted artisan crafts. Pretty cool stuff. I got an indigenous crafted mask. The shops used to be an old prison, each shop was a different cell.
  • I loved shopping here! Had great little shops that you can practically find anything you're looking for as a souvenir

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