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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  • Enjoy the visit to see a beautiful sunset at the highest point of the city, see the golden altar and get to know a little more about this type of religious museum.
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  • Not a big fan of out of the way tourist traps Surrounded by lecherous vendors. We spent 10 minutes here took the obligatory pictures & left.  more »
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