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  • Address: Calle 37, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
  • Hours: Daily, 9am-5pm
  • Admission: Adults 4,500 pesos (<$3 USD), Children 2,500 pesos (<$2 USD)

Cartagena ATTRACTIONS See all

Convento de la Popa Tours

Gleaming white in its vantage point, high above Cartagena’s protected bay, the Convento de la Popa is visible from almost anywhere in the city. Though it’s a bit of a chore to get here—you’ll need to hire a taxi (to avoid walking through poor, rather unsafe neighborhoods) or book a city tour—it’s worth the effort.

The convent itself is quite pretty, particularly the flower-filled interior courtyard of graceful stone arcades. It was founded by an Augustian order in 1607, after Father Alonso de La Cruz Peredes received a divine message to build the chapel in honor of Cartagena’s Patron, Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. Her lovely gold altar also worth a look.

But you’re really here for the grand views over the city, from atop a 150m (500ft) hill above the bay. You can see almost everything, from the the delicate strand of skyscrapers rising from slender Boca Grande, to the dusty reds of tejas tiles topping the old walled city. Outside the gates, hucksters wait with decorated ponies, domesticated sloths, and other photo-op props, should you have any space left on your camera card.

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Half-Day City Tour of Cartagena, Cartagena, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day City Tour of Cartagena

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Enjoy this 4-hour amazing city tour of Cartagena. We will visit saint phillip fort and a Museum in the old city.

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.50
Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour, Cartagena, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Cartagena City Sightseeing and Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Cartagena and experience the magnificence of its colonial architecture. Your guide will take you by minivan to this coastal ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Cartagena City Trolley Tour, Cartagena, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Cartagena City Trolley Tour

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Ride the city trolley through the streets of Cartagena and discover its magic on board of the unique, comfortable and exclusive vehicles (Trolleys). The tour ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.50
Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena, Cartagena, Trolley Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

Discover the charm and the beauty of the Cartagena at night. Explore the illumination of its walls, forts and the Old Town City on a 2-hour, guided Trolley ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $18.00

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