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Cartagena (Colombia) La Popa Monastery Excursion Reviews

Cartagena (Colombia) La Popa Monastery cruise excursion
Overall Rating
A beautiful monastery with an even better view, Convento La Popa de la Galera makes for a fantastic visit.
Member Image FionaFluffy
1 review
Apr 2016
We enjoyed the tour only because we were in such a new and different place for us. We felt there wasn't enough time for shopping for souvenirs and too much time was dedicated to visiting churches of all types!
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image Purliegirlie
1 review
Mar 2016
Great views
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image Girl7Seas
1 review
Dec 2015
We started at La Popa Monastery and then drove down to the Fort and toured the city.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image Travler3824
2 reviews
Sep 2015
A thorough tour of the Monastery and explanation of its operations throughout the years. This was reasonable priced at less than $60 for almost a day and the bus and driver were well within standards.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image Billssister
1 review
Feb 2015
I enjoyed looking around the monastery but was overwhelmed by the persistent street peddlers.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image frober262
1 review
Not Rated
Feb 2015

This is a very impressive building not only for its location ; but, also, for its collection of artifacts and the simple fact that it is still a working monastery. The only draw back is the forest of radio & cell antennas immediately adjacent to the building. The views were lovely, once you had driven through the barrios and up the hill to the monastery. Once there, the chapel was quite charming.

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Provider: Claudia Vidal
Member Image SeaMystique
2 reviews
Feb 2015

Beautiful to look at, painful to think about. Brutality, murder, religious insanity.

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Provider: Lee Miles
Member Image Herbs Mom
3 reviews
Jan 2014

This was the first place Wil took us and it was a great place to start - great views of all of the city and very interesting. He talked with us about things we saw on the way up the hill.

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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image Chicaturtle
2 reviews
Not Rated
Dec 2013

wonderful tour

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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image VAWCB
1 review
Jan 2013
1) The guide's English skills were not great and it was hard to understand him. 2) One member of our group required an electric wheelchair. Claudia had assured us that her vehicle and her employees could handle this - she was wrong and it created a significant delay and problems throughout the trip,
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Provider: Claudia
Member Image jeanne_lynn
1 review
Jan 2013
Wow!! What a view from up the top of this monastery. The courtyard was breathtaking and the building is in such great shape for how old it is. Don't miss this!!!!
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Provider: Mr. Lee
Member Image Phoenix cruiser
3 reviews
Dec 2012
Received an in depth briefing on the history of the monastery before seeing the courtyard, chapel and museum.
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Provider: Cartagena Tours- Dora De Zubiria
Member Image analuzdi
1 review
Dec 2012
The tour dedicates a lot of time to la Popa Monastery which is not worth. Instead they just made a photo stop at the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas which is really nice. We went to visit the old town which is also very interesting and we saw some local dances that were also very interesting. Some shopping is also included in this tour, but our guide was nor very good. Part of my group was with this guide and other part was with another guide who was much better than ours.
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image Eurovisionfan
2 reviews
Dec 2012
Good view from the top, but not really into churches.
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Member Image shamrockace
4 reviews
Oct 2012
Met us right at the pier. The van was airconditioned and the driver was excellent and watched our belongings left on the van. La Popa Monastery was my favorite. Beautiful courtyard. Be prepared for about 3 miles of walking on the ciyt tour in old town. We stopped in several cathedrals, the dungeons for shopping and also visited the new town shops. Street vendors are hard to ignore, just don't make eye contact. Dora gave us a lot of history and is very proud of her country.
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Provider: Dora with Cartagena tours
Member Image Gussys Mom
4 reviews
Apr 2012
Great place for pics
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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