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Old Shoes Monument (Los Zapatos Viejos)

Old Shoes Monument (Los Zapatos Viejos)

These shoes are a reference to the popular Colombian poem, “Mi Ciudad Nativa” (My Native City), penned by a Cartagena native, Luis Carlos López. The poem compares the love and sense of comfort he feels for his hometown of Cartagena to that which he feels for a favorite pair of comfortable shoes.
López is one of South America’s most respected writers. On a plaque in front of the famous sculpture, you can read the whole poem in full.