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Convento La Popa de la Galera

Calle 37, Cartagena, Colombia
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“highest point” (29 reviews)
“small chapel” (10 reviews)
“mountain top” (5 reviews)
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Calle 37, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take a taxi and arrange for the driver to wait for you. Climb up to see the best view of Cartagena from a historic site! The monastery and convent are still in use with 3 priests living there. The history lives on in ghosts and...More

Thank edsalazar1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church itself is so beautiful with lots of things to see & read. The views across the city are just amazing, definitely take a camera & a selfie stick! The courtyard within the church is breathtaking with the flowers. A must do if you...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there by taxi...driver told us to make sure car doors were locked, as it is surounded by not so safe neighborhoods, but the drive there was nice...the place is just beautiful, peaceful, affordable, only about $4:00 entrance fee. It is located in the highest...More

Thank Ramonita1028
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a long treck up to this religious complex, past the stations of the cross. When you get here you have to walk thru a hoard of vendors sellin touristy stuff! The all round views of the city are excellent. To be honest Imwa...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very beautiful panoramic view of the old and new city of Cartegena. Costs $11,000 pesos ($3,75 USD). Also the building is a restored 17th century Monostary.

Thank David O
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A very moving and spiritual place. Pope John Paul came to this very small humble place which touches your heart. Beautiful views of the city

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 24 September 2017

we were in the top of the city when we had this tour, you can see Cartagena like being through the sky.

Thank frankiefox37
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a restored monastery that sits on a hilltop just outside of the Old City. It is the highest point in the area and offers a great view of the the port, Bocagrande, El Castillo de San Felipe, the Old City on one side...More

1  Thank MIHorseman
Reviewed 12 September 2017

that great view has this place I recommend it looks all the beautiful city of cartagena I recommend it in all this wonderful place

Thank camidani1120
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The convent sits atop a mountain overlooking the city of Cartagena with beautiful views. The convent has wonderful history and is very interesting. Definitely worth the trip there. They also have free wifi so you can call Uber to pick you up. It is much...More

Thank JBclimber24
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Yessica Z | Reviewed this property |
No, I didn't see any sloths.
Daniel Y
9 November 2015|
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Response from Global_Explorer18 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mr Daniel, yes it is possible to visit the sight without having to pay. However, the entrance is not the best place for the panoramic view because of how the landscape is shaped, street vendors, and foliage... I... More