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Convento La Popa de la Galera

Calle 37, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Terrible1%
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“small chapel”(10 reviews)
“gold altar”(7 reviews)
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"highest point"
in 29 reviews
"small chapel"
in 10 reviews
"gold altar"
in 7 reviews
"mountain top"
in 5 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful courtyard"
in 8 reviews
"interesting history"
in 18 reviews
"taxi fare"
in 4 reviews
"entire city"
in 11 reviews
"taxi ride"
in 6 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 10 reviews
"cartagena city"
in 7 reviews
"old church"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"street vendors"
in 5 reviews
"walled city"
in 11 reviews
"cruise ship"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Monastery on a tour we booked to pick us up from our ship. The minibus wound its way up the hills and we arrived having great views over the whole City of Cartagena. From here you had vistas over the city right...More

Thank George B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place where the alter of the convent, now the Santa Clara Hotel is located was moved. High on the mountain top with a 360 degree view of the city, you get a better understanding of the city and it's defense against pirates....More

1  Thank Lee P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a small fee you can walk around the cloisters it has some nice historical objects and stories. Has a beautiful inner courtyard

Thank ClaudiaS339
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It a must to stop and hear the amazing stories . Nice view and amazing opportunity to learn on the strong Catholic history

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe I'm being too critical since I have seen hundreds of vistas and old cathedrals in Europe and Central America. It is a pretty view and has history. The patio inside is gorgeous. I was raised Catholic so I always appreciate old relics and history...More

Thank Crystal S
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Taxi charges too much to take us there and it is absolutely deceptive. The view is only ok, and the monastery itself is very simple. Unless you have religious reasons to go, you may as well walk a little more around the streets in the...More

1  Thank allamouniercosta
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Really pretty building with peaceful chapel. The views from here are amazing. You can see the whole city. Best photos I took in Cartagena were from here!

1  Thank graceryan21
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This convent is on a high point above the city affording you views of all of Cartagena, which when explained by a knowlegeable guide helps give you bearings. You will need transport to get here. The chapel is worth a look whilst here, but to...More

1  Thank Thecatsmum4
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Steeped in history, this convent perched atop a hill overlooking the bay of Cartagena is a must. One can get a feel of what things might have been like living up there several centuries ago, far from the city yet able to see everything that...More

2  Thank wschutmaat
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

High above the city is La Popa Monastery. Abandoned for over 120 years the Convento La Popa de la Galera is part of the Monastery. Take the time to read about the history of the Monastery which is displayed on the walls around the courtyard....More

1  Thank Dickson0202
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Patrick Y
7 January 2018|
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Response from Ramonita1028 | Reviewed this property |
it is better to arrange a transport from your hotel...you will find many taxis and guides for hire in the area...but be alert and beware. the area where la Popa is located is not a "touristy area and when we went there the... More
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sailor_grl
25 June 2017|
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Response from Yessica Z | Reviewed this property |
No, I didn't see any sloths.
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