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 huge shoes are so cute and fun. It's a must see when. In cartagena Colombia in my book. There is a great view of the castle from here and vendors.  more »
  • While this was an interesting stop and the story behind the giant shoes, I would not suggest going out of your way to see this. It is a novelty, for sure. However, there was a lady selling mangos...  more »
  • Such a nice place great photos y you como to Colombia you must take pictures in this shoes and other monuments that they have here
  • They are for sure the biggest shoes you will ever see. You can get inside them and locals are nice enough to take your picture. Also at night the "Chivas rumberas" or party bus stop there and people dance, eat food and shop.
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