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On the Hill, Cartagena, Colombia
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La Popa Monastery Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not a big fan of out of the way tourist traps Surrounded by lecherous vendors. We spent 10 minutes here took the obligatory pictures & left.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Centurygroup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only way up is via taxi or private car. The rates are standard and they will wait for you at the top. I suggest combing this little trip with a stop at the Castillo.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WalkaboutJose2018
Reviewed September 30, 2019

This is part of why you visit Cartagena. The views are incredible. I have already forgotten the history part of the Monastery.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank martha5447
Reviewed September 9, 2019

The drive up the winding road to the peak of Mount Popa is filled with great views with more to come upon arrival. The chapel and flower filled courtyard are worth seeing and a short visit as part of a city tour.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Phillie_gal
Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

Entrance fee 12,000 pesos, it’s probably the best view taking picture with Colombian flag and the cross in Cartagena . Went inside there will be everything about popa( of course ) not much to do but nice view tho

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank visryan
Reviewed August 19, 2019

I thought the interior of the monastery was worth the price of the entrance ticket. It had an awesome view of the city and the countryside and had a nice chapel.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mark F
Reviewed August 1, 2019

This is a very special place. Pope John Paul II was here and it sits atop a mountain over looking the city of Cartagena. Very tranquil and great to take city pictures.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

We rented a taxi from Bocagrande for 60 pesos and paid for a guide. The view is spectacular! The courtyard is beautiful! It only takes 15 minutes to get there. It is very safe!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 2817Traveler
Reviewed July 22, 2019

We went to the Monastery as part of our Hi Cartagena private Tour of the city. Our guide, Julie, made this place come alive for us by giving us background history and pointing out details that we would not have otherwise notices. We highly recommend...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Charles E
Reviewed June 28, 2019

I have visited many monasteries in my life and this has to be one of the most beautiful; especially in simplicity. Set high atop a hilltop (currently, the highest building of them all in Cartagena) the views of the surrounding area are spectacular! The inner...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Deisy C
June 26, 2019|
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Response from Attila H | Reviewed this property |
Hello.. the streets are not easy to navigate, I recommend a taxi for sure... watch the 100 vendors being pushy... Just say no, don't converse. Have a great time!! There is also much more to see so the taxi will be better for... More
Alex L
November 16, 2018|
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Response from jdreece | Reviewed this property |
There are a set of stairs at the entrance. I'm sorry but I don't recall if there is a wheelchair ramp. I do know there are tour companies that will take you there that will provide wheelchair access for you.
Alex L
November 16, 2018|
Response from traveller2Atlanta_GA | Reviewed this property |
There might have been some accommodations for wheelchairs, but there are stairs to navigate, and the monastery was never constructed with wheelchair access in mind. I did not notice any handicap accessibility measures. As a... More