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“Same ol', same ole'”
Review of Las Bovedas

Las Bovedas
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Cartagena City Tour
Santiago, Chile
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111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Same ol', same ole'”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The amount of of poor taste so-called handicraft is appalling. All the store carry pretty much the same stuff. Prices vary but only if you let yourself be tricked by the initial price. Paying 40-50% the initial price is the norm (and you probably over paid). The location is impressive and allows you to get a feeling of what the thickness of the walls are and what the jail must have been.

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good items but a bit pricey”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

This collection of shops that are aimed squarely at the tourist are a bit pricey but they do speak English. They do have a lot of interesting and unusual items along with the usual souvenirs that can also be found in Boca Grande. They don't like to bargain too much and you can find better deals on more authentic things from the street peddlers

Visited May 2013
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San Jose, California
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Same ol' same old”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

The structure is worth seeing but the vendors are all selling the same things at jacked up prices. There are many other souvenir stores selling local handicrafts and tchotchkes at much better prices. I recommend walking through the shops but save your money and buy elsewhere.

Visited May 2013
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Lima, Peru
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108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice!”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

A very nice and old building with lots of vendors of nearly everything, a bit overpriced (as everything in Cartagena), but in the end, a good experience

Visited April 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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248 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice place for small souvenirs”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Good place to go for small souvenirs. The last store is the one with more fine handcrafts. If you are looking for something with more quality go to Calle Santo Domingo close to Plaza Santo Domingo.

Visited April 2013
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