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“What a view!”

Convento La Popa de la Galera
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$45.50*
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City Tour of Cartagena Including Convento de la Popa
Ranked #11 of 189 things to do in Cartagena
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“What a view!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

An aggressive cabbie took me here a bit against my will (in a relatively friendly " no really youll like it!" way) but it turned out good - he was right, the view from the top is spectacular! The Convent is ok, but frankly is ho-hum compared to the view. Definitely take a taxi; don't walk because there is a really rough barrio on the only road to it.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The views are wonderful, the Convent is beautiful!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Took a cab (fares are cheap), the cab driver waited for us (they are required) and escourted us to the gate and helped with tickets. Inside the convent is a beautiful courtyard. This was on Ash Wednesday, so there were a lot of visitors. Enjoyed this and a chance to escape the crowds in the walled city.

Visited February 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“La Popa and the Virgin of Candelaria”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I think the gowns designed and handmade by the women in Cartagena for the statue of Mary as the Virgin of Candelaria that are on display in the museum are absolutely beautiful. There is a competition each year to choose the gown that will be worn by the statue on the feast day - Feb. 2nd.

Visited January 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Another must see site in beautiful Cartagena”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Cartagena and its Colonial Arquitecture are a feast to your eyes. This Convent is well maintained and has beautiful garden and places to sit inside. There are guides to tell you the story of its ancient walls. Really worth seeing...

Visited March 2013
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New York City, New York
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“View all of CTG”
Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Old convent has a 360 degree view of Cartagena and surrounds. Little to see in the chapel and museum.

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