Convento De La Popa

Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • Address: Cl. 37, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +57-56643700
  • Ticket Price: 4500 COP
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Family And Kids, Monastery

This monastery, up on the highest hill around, is among the most iconic places of the city. Inside the convent is a beautiful courtyard, one of the prettiest cloisters in the whole country. It was founded by Father Alonso de la Cruz, an Augustinian monk. Much of the history of the convent has been lost in the numerous invasions. But there are a few important highlights. See the statue of the martyred Padre Alonso García de Paredes. In the convent chapel, see the revered image of the Virgin of Candelaria, who is also the patroness of the city. And keep your camera ready for the greatest views the city has to offer of the sea and the surrounding lands.

  • Kids: COP 2500

  • By car or take a cab.

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  • Convento De La Popa Address: Cl. 37, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
  • Convento De La Popa Contact Number: +57-56643700
  • Convento De La Popa Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Convento De La Popa Price: 4500 COP
  • Best time to visit Convento De La Popa(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Convento De La Popa: 01:30 Hrs
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  • Quite, probably best views if cartenaga. Just don't walk take a taxi

  • Very dangerous neighborhood, avoid for your own safety. If you are going with an excursion is Ok, but not worth seeing.

  • One of the highest places in Cartagena overlooking the city. It closed earlier than we expected so we had to rush through but it was a very peaceful place oozing with historical references and a celebration of the Catholic faith. We were hoping to catch the sun setting but we had to leave before the sun went down. Still, a beautiful view and one of the most stunning garden courtyards I saw in the city. Bring food and drink - there isn't much to purchase there. A small gift shop is available with very reasonably priced rosaries and rosary bracelets.

  • This place offers an impressive hilltop view of Cartagena. It is about a 25 minute trip outside of the old city and should only cost you 22-25 COP. The convent was quiet on this day, but I'm sure it can get busy. The cost was 10 COP to get in and there are some quant rooms. Please see my 360 degree pictures. Always feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @joerazz

  • Great views of Cartagena! Best way to get there: 1. Take a cab 2. You'll need the cab to take you there, wait about 30 minutes, and take you back 3. NEGOTIATE PRICE BEFORE YOU GET INSIDE THE CAB!!!! 4. SEE NUMBER 3 5. This should cost you around $10-$15 USD. $25,000 - $30,000 COP (Veinticinco o treinta mil). DO NOT PAY ANYMORE THAN THIS! This should include the trip there, wait time, and trip back. 6. Entrance is around $5 or so, worth it in my opinion 7. BEST VIEWS IN CARTAGENA! 8. BRING YOUR BEST CAMERA! The streets there are a little hectic and the road up to the top is steep and curvy. Be prepared if you suffer from any type of motion sickness.

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