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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  • October 6, 2017
    a place where we had a very interesting guided the theme of the ancient people who practiced witchcraft
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  • October 6, 2017
    It is an interesting visit, but what makes it particularly attractive is the unsurpassed view of the city
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  • October 6, 2017
    Hard-to-reach location, a taxi and ask to wait to visit, negotiate, mt is common. Pleasant location with a magnificent view! A surprise: a black santa, linda. Preserved aspects of time in the kitchen and utensils. Dangerous path to try and walk don't risk, but come on, it's worth it!
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Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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