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Convento La Popa de la Galera

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“small chapel”(11 reviews)
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Calle 37, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is poorly maintained and there’s nothing much to see except for the view. We were there at the end of the afternoon and stayed to see the sunset. The actual convent is not worth the entrance fee of 12,000 pesos per person. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You should go up there to get an impressive view on Cartagena. We walked there in the morning so it was not too hot. You can also get a taxi. Entrance fee is 12 mil pesos per person and for the view totally worth it

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NilsMM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as this was one of the top places to visit in Cartagena. One important tip, make sure to have transportation to and from the convento as there are not options to find a taxi there. We prearranged a taxi to take us there,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank supersums
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good view from here of the city but not much else to see. Definitely not worth walking up! The area is very poor and could be dangerous

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank campabrok
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highest point overlooking Cartagena. The view is fantastic. The convent itself has not much to offer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luca B
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This convent on top of the hill is a nice place to visit and enjoy the expansive views of Cartagena. If you take a taxi make sure you arrange with the driver to wait for you to return. I used Uber for a reasonable price....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Really very impressive Cathedral and very popular . If you need to sit to pray and see the marvelous details. it's a definite stop not to be missed

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 766nics
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

This was part of a guided tour. Guide was great and gave us the history. Glad we hired a guide as it would have been less interesting without the history. Gorgeous views of Cartagena. Courtyard and chapel were worth the trip

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Danscag
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Peacefull place where you have a complete view of Cartagena. We rented a taxi to go there and it was totally worted! Nicely maintained! Religious or not you will truely enjoy it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melany T
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This is a beautiful old monastery, the chapel itself is very peaceful with the sound of what I imagine to be monks singing. Not an awful lot there but worth a visit. It cost us 50,000 cop from the centro histórico which seems expensive but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 7, 2018|
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Response from Ramonita1028 | Reviewed this property |
it is better to arrange a transport from your hotel...you will find many taxis and guides for hire in the area...but be alert and beware. the area where la Popa is located is not a "touristy area and when we went there the... More
June 25, 2017|
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Response from 19yessicaz | Reviewed this property |
No, I didn't see any sloths.