Cartagena is not such an incredible destination for
shopping. The city does have nice stores, but that
should not be the focus of a trip to the region. What
else is there to sell there: travel souvenirs,
handicrafts, jewelry (mainly emeralds) and handbags
produced by indigenous people. Ah, it is worth buying
some Colombian coffee, which is considered one of the
best in the world!
Famous brand stores are located in
the Amuralhada City Center and on Av. San Martín, known
as Carretera 2, in the Bocagrande neighborhood. In these
same places you will also see many shops with varied
themes, including those that sell handicrafts, paintings
and jewelry. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage costume jewelry.
A well-known place for shopping is Las Bóvedas, which
has an old construction and today houses several shops.
However, we do not recommend shopping there, as the
place is very touristy and its prices are above average.
Give preference to the walls of the walled city because
in them you can find a little bit of everything at fair
An important tip is to try to negotiate the price of
the products, especially in those places where you
realize that there is a loophole for this. It is
possible to achieve good acquisitions by releasing your
Av. San Martín
Av. San Martín, also called Carretera 2, is one of
the main routes in Cartagena. It is located in
Bocagrande, in the new area of the city, and there you
will find restaurants and famous shops. For those who
want to shop and purchase products from renowned brands,
it is one of the best alternatives in the city.
Las Bóvedas is one of the points in Cartagena where
tourists can do some shopping. There you will find some
shops selling souvenirs, local handicrafts, paintings,
bags, among other items.
It is an interesting place, but do not bet on good
prices, because, as it is very touristy, sellers tend to
exaggerate a little in the prices of products.
Cartagena City Center
The Cartagena Center is an area of great tourist
appeal. There you will find beautiful streets with
colonial buildings, shops of all kinds and several
restaurants. The region also concentrates several
tourist attractions, museums and churches - that is: it
is probably a place where you will pass a few times
during your trip.
Be sure to walk around the Center calmly and notice
every detail of Cartagena's heart.
Mall Plaza El Castillo
Mall Plaza El Castillo is a mall that brings together
several local stores, famous brands in Colombia and some
stores from other countries. There you will find brand
establishments like Puma, Adidas, La Riviera, Falabella,