Las Bovedas , Cartagena

Las Bovedas , Cartagena - Address, Phone Number

Address: Calle Zerrezuela, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Phone: +57-3158312478

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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About Las Bovedas , Cartagena

During the last phase of military construction during the colonial era, these 23 vaults and 47 porticos were built into the 15 metre thick walls of the city. Finished in 1796, they were initially used as storerooms and later turned into a jail. If this historical tidbit is not enough to for you to visit them, then you might as well go for the excellent tourist and crafts shops inside each of the vaults today.  After you are finished with shopping, you will find on the right side of the structure a flight stairs that leads to the roof. This broad expanse has a lovely view of the Caribbean Sea. Take your photographs. This is the best place in the city to pick up a souvenir.

Las Bovedas Opening and Closing Hours

  • Shops are usually open from 10am-6pm.

How To reach Las Bovedas by Public Transport

  • Drive to here or take a taxi.

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Las Bovedas , Cartagena Reviews

  • Bóvedas Or vaults(23 dungeons), were built for military purposes, to store weapons, or as barracks for the Spanish military. Today these have been converted into craft stores and art galleries. While walking between the columns and stores, you will observe some women in colorful dresses and horse drawn carriages.

  • "Las Bovedas" is spanish for dungeons. They are currently shops, but they have an important historical past that almost no one talks about there. It would be nice that it be more historical and less commercial.

  • So many shops with great trinkets and better prices than other places in the city.

  • Lots of artisanal shops. My nieces loved it, and I actually bought something.

  • If you like craft shopping, head here. I loved the ancient architecture of the old dungeons and the sea views

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