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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  • From above you see all the walled city, the port and the unfortunate poverty area. Priests here work with the underprivileged neighbors and provide education and social care. You can take a taxi, but ...  more »
  • This amazing Monastery looks over all of Cartagena and the bay. The views are spectacular allowing you to see everything in the area. The Monastery is filled with history and has a beautiful sanctuary...  more »
  • Beautiful place to see every city good for taking photos. Have an old architecture and for those who are not religious can let go
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