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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  • The Spanish descubrieronel place in 1510.Sobre its peak is a beautiful church and colonial convent of the order of Augustinian recollects built between 1609 and 1611. The cloister of the convent of la Popa is one of the most beautiful colonial city of Cartagena. Your Hill with the monastery at its peak can be seen both from the sea as of any point of the city, is located at an altitude of 150 on the level of the sea and the view of the place to the city of Cartagena is a real postcard.
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  • What I liked most was the flower garden. We took some pictures with the view of Cartagena, a high place with a panoramic vision of the city. The monastery itself is not a big deal.
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  • You can find the best view of Cartagena at the stern, a quiet place where you can thank or enjoy the history of Cartagena. Not be what happened with a green door is opened and closed only gives a bit of a scare. The best viewpoint of Cartagena.
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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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