La Popa Convent
La Popa Convent
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, California1,420 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views from the highest point of the city
    The best views of Cartagena are from here. The convent itself is OK and really will not take you very long to explore. But you get great views of the entire city and some excellent photos. Going up the drive, and being up top to view the city is what makes this place wonderful to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 July 2023
  • 59ericaf
    Houston, Texas81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were on high at the monastery
    It was great walking on these holy grounds! La PerlaViajes ay Turismo walked us through this historic place. Old monastery in Colombia! Highest point in Cartagena! My husband loved this place!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Siteseer1
    Jacksonville, Florida901 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Views
    This is the highest point in cartagena and affords the best views of the city. Admission was $5 each and was well worth it. Beautiful old convent. Doesn't take long to see, maybe an hour. Arrive early as it gets hot later in the day.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 December 2023
  • Maria R
    Austin, Texas15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful view of the city
    A beautiful place overlooking the city. Strongly recommend taking a taxi and asking them to wait as you won’t be there for long. Gave it a four as everything is in Spanish. Unless you hire a guide to interpret, it’s just a pretty place to visit. Great views of the city.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 February 2024
  • John L
    Grand Bend, Canada2,181 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil and peaceful
    The Convent of La Popa (stern) towers 145 m above the city, the highest point in Cartagena. Construction began in 1606 as a refuge for blacks. Tranquil, peaceful, and bright with flowers, the Convent provides striking views of the city. Take a taxi!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 April 2024
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Sunny Dr
Alexandria, VA1,199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This convent that still houses priests brings both spectacular views of Cartagena with the Catholic tradition of a monastery. Maybe the should change the wording of the description on how the founder battled the prior people that held rituals in the area as it does not seem appropriate for these times.
Written 29 April 2024
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John L
Grand Bend, Canada2,181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The Convent of La Popa (stern) towers 145 m above the city, the highest point in Cartagena. Construction began in 1606 as a refuge for blacks. Tranquil, peaceful, and bright with flowers, the Convent provides striking views of the city. Take a taxi!
Written 18 April 2024
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Maria R
Austin, TX15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A beautiful place overlooking the city. Strongly recommend taking a taxi and asking them to wait as you won’t be there for long. Gave it a four as everything is in Spanish. Unless you hire a guide to interpret, it’s just a pretty place to visit. Great views of the city.
Written 19 February 2024
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,936 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Convent was OK for a short visit. Personally, I didn't find it that interesting. The main reason for coming here is the views over the city as its the highest point in Cartagena.
Written 18 February 2024
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Siteseer1
Jacksonville, FL901 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is the highest point in cartagena and affords the best views of the city. Admission was $5 each and was well worth it. Beautiful old convent. Doesn't take long to see, maybe an hour. Arrive early as it gets hot later in the day.
Written 26 December 2023
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CJToti
New Jersey448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful historic site with amazing views of the city of Cartagena. This is a must for first time visitors to this gorgeous city. It is a place with quite a bit of history and worth knowing and seeing.
Written 3 December 2023
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ajnavy04
Denver, CO247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Really great views of the entire city from the Convent. Some nice history of the city and some great material for Catholics. Not much else to see or do up there.
Written 27 October 2023
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59ericaf
Houston, TX81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It was great walking on these holy grounds! La PerlaViajes ay Turismo walked us through this historic place. Old monastery in Colombia! Highest point in Cartagena! My husband loved this place!
Written 14 September 2023
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
The best views of Cartagena are from here. The convent itself is OK and really will not take you very long to explore. But you get great views of the entire city and some excellent photos. Going up the drive, and being up top to view the city is what makes this place wonderful to visit.
Written 2 July 2023
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val m
United States216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Highest point in Cartagena means a long windy road ride up to a rather small parking area considering. Entrance fee was $13.000 ($3) and the small gift shop (mainly rosaries and local honey) sold cold water. My bilingual guide wasted no time explaining about the convent, it's actually quirky history-I asked why/how the female symbol became so highly honored. The building has rooms with displays and photos of it's past such as a day when the ceremonial pilgrimage (2 February) happened (starting at the very bottom lead Procession of the Virgen de la Candelaria de la Popa up for the rest to follow and make the long walk up.) The age of the convent (Augustine friars) goes back to 1600's, and at one point regardless of its location, pirates brought havoc. I learned the value of bells while touring! Not for the sound they make! Some were melted down to make canon balls. From the exterior walls you have views of the Caribbean Ocean, so hang on to your hats!
Written 14 May 2023
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