Las Bovedas, Cartagena

3.4
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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  • My teen daughters and I along with business couple friends came through here looking for unique Colombian items. It has an interesting history. Currently, some unique, hand made Colombian high end ite...  more »
  • It was difficult to find-- but set up nicely for shoppers. Had 22 little shops numbered in consecutive order- easy to see numbers. Some items were too expensive but we did purchase some simple soubven...  more »
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  • This place is pretty cool. You've gotta wander through some kitschy merchandise but a few of the shops had some really cool items. One shop in particular, about the 3rd or 4th from the end, had a very helpful young lady with some great handmade and very authentic looking souvenirs. The deeper into the stalls, the better the items. Go exploring.
  • Quaint local style market, set in old cave style jail cells. Very safe and friendly area and some excellent art shops. Cons: tourist prices so don't expect any good bargains.
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