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. Before you head to Cartagena, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cartagena travel route builder tool , to make sure you see all that Cartagena has to offer, including La Popa Monastery.
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  • We visited as part of our UNESCO tour of Cartagena. The chapel inside is humble but beautiful. We enjoyed seeing the paintings and wooden sculptures inside. The age and condition of this place are imp...  more »
  • We visited the La Popa Monastery as part of our walking/bus tour of the old city. Very interesting place and history.  more »
  • Best views from the highest point in Cartagena! Price - Although we paid in COP the sign read - Adults $4 USD /children $3 USD (one of the few places we saw that appeared to advertise acceptance of CO...  more »
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