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Convento La Popa de la Galera

Calle 37, Cartagena, Colombia
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“highest point” (26 reviews)
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Calle 37, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have the time, then the views from La Popa are worth checking out, but I'm not sure it's worth the trek if your time is precious. I opted to walk from the Old Town, which I was told would take about an hour....More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a tour. It has a beautiful courtyard and was really beautiful to walk through. If you go to the walled city this is an absolute must.

Thank Margie C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great view of Cartagena and a beautiful church as well. I found interesting all the historical items with their history explained; as well as the wide collection of foreign bills.

Thank amezam
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the convent and the church on the day that Cartagena commemorates La Virgen de la Candelaria. It is a beautiful celebration every year, and the convent and the church are so beautiful, it is a must see any time of the year in...More

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This site offers a great view of the city of Cartagena good opportunity for pictures.It is mostly a religious site and quiet.

1  Thank Canucklife
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The convent is at the top of a hill, offering phenomenal views of the city, from several directions. The history is quite interesting. Definitely go with a guide. The drive up there is on windy roads. It's a "don't miss" excursion.

Thank BarbKnowles
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The Convento opens at 8:30 and if you are one of the first people there before cruise ship tour groups arrive, you basically have the place to yourself. A taxi up to site, waiting up to an hour for your visit and a return trip...More

Thank Ckrenzel
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Tou can get a guided tour of the convent as well as one of Forte Felipe for the same price as a taxi ride up and down again. The view of Cartagena was breathtaking from this convent which was in front of the hill. Inside...More

Thank 313blanca
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Small room but it is a work of art. It wasn't busy when we went so you can take your time to view. Its quite ornate but much smaller than ose in european locations.

Thank 45-nomad
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Inside, the place is beautiful. And a little collection of currency from around the world along with thing from the Spaniards time. But the best thing is the breathtaking view of the city.

Thank Aarón G
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Daniel Y
Do you know if one can just visit the area (looking at the view and church from outside) without paying admission? thanks
8 November 2015|
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Response from Global_Explorer18 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mr Daniel, yes it is possible to visit the sight without having to pay. However, the entrance is not the best place for the panoramic view because of how the landscape is shaped, street vendors, and foliage... I... More