Shopping in Cartagena

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Cartagena is one of the most interesting cities in South America, and this melting pot offers an abundance of Cartagena shopping. With friendly locals and beautiful architecture, Cartagena is a perfect tourist spot. This city contrasts modern with tradition, which is evident through Cartagena's variety of shopping.

Local Markets

The local stalls are scattered throughout the city, sometimes in alleys and along the streets. Things here tend to be cheaper than the malls and stores, and often are open to bargaining. Often popular amongst tourists, these small stalls sell local, handmade Columbian handicraft. Woven bracelets and necklaces are popular amongst the women, while men will not be left out with the range of carved wooden animals and birds. Be careful of your belongings though – while beautiful, the Downtown area can sometimes be a pickpocket’s haven.

Juan Valdez Coffeeshop

Who could resist the thought of a Columbian brew when visiting this South American country? Juan Valdez Coffeeshop is located in the trendy tourist spot of Bocagrande. The shop typifies the stark contrast of Columbian tradition and modern progress, serving traditionally roasted coffee beans in an old school setting while being located in the popular tourist district.

Temptations Unlimited

Popular amongst the women, Temptations Unlimited is located in Pierino Gallo Plaza. You can purchase some souvenirs here. Mola, a Columbian stitched art form, is reinvented and made into bags. Alternatively, those looking for something more interesting to bring home could still purchase a traditional Columbian Mola blouse or shawl for keepsakes.

Greenfire Emeralds

The Downtown area is littered with small shops that sell locally-made handicrafts and semi-precious stones. Columbia is famous for their emeralds and gold jewelry, and here, you will be sure to find some. Those looking for a pressure free environment to shop can try Greenfire, also located in Pierino Gallo Plaza. Greenfire has years of experience in dealing with emeralds and jewelry, and the range is sure to make any tourist happy.

Cartagena is truly a beautiful place, with wonderful people who are also willing to lend a helping hand to tourists. The variety of shopping is excellent, and sure to satisfy the tastes of even the most avid shopper. With a good regard for safety, an eye for detail and a firm sense of adventure, Cartagena would indeed be the place for a tourist seeking fun and some good retail on a holiday.

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Compendium

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On Plaza Bolivar, Compendium offers a good selection of artesanias.

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Libreria Bitacura

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Av. San Martin 7-187 has English and Spanish books.

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Las Bovedas

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Be sure not to miss Las Bovedas: They’re vaults built into the city walls that now house little tourist shops. Worth a visit for the shops but more so for the setting.

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Mochilas Wayuu or Arhaucos Mochilas, Cordoba Bags, Designer Tagua Jewellery and more…www.FaridasPassions.com is a Shopping Mall Specialising in Hard to Find Colombian Artesania

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Mochilas Wayuu or Arhaucos Mochilas, Cordoba Bags, Designer Tagua Jewellery and more…www.FaridasPassions.com is a Shopping Mall Specialising in Hard to Find Colombian Artesania

If you are looking for genuine Colombian Tribal or Designer Eco Friendly Products you can visit www.FaridasPassions.com

At FP you can only find genuine Colombian crafts - products that you can not find in the Colombian markets or Street Shops.

 

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