La Popa Monastery, Cartagena
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On the highest hill in Cartagena, La Popa Monastery offers sweeping views of the walled downtown, the Caribbean, and the city in general. Legend has it that the Virgin Mary appeared to an Augustinian monk and instructed him to build a monastery at the tallest point in Cartagena. Visit the small chapel and see the wooden statue of the Virgin and the main altar coated with golden leaves. A flowered inner courtyard is a perfect spot for resting and contemplation. The monastery also features a display of robes made and worn by monks. Add La Popa Monastery and other attractions to your Cartagena trip itinerary using our Cartagena travel itinerary maker.
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  • The place is physically imposing, lies in the part more high in the city and offers a spectacular 360 degree view of this. The monastery is well maintained, and care worth hiring an expert guide who will tell you the story.
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  • The ride up the mountain was great with spectacular views that are only surpassed once one gets to the top. The monastery architecture is also nice and will ad to the photo opportunities here. If your...  more »
  • Very nice place, above all the internal courtyard of the monastery with its arches and flowering balconies. You can visit the Chapel and see the Museum.
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