Cartagena (Colombia) La Popa Monastery Excursion Reviews

A beautiful monastery with an even better view, Convento La Popa de la Galera makes for a fantastic visit.
On top of a mountain/hill.
On top of a mountain/hill. Really nice view of the city from there.
On top of a mountain/hill. Really nice view of the city from there. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
La Popa Monastery is beautiful and well worth visiting.
La Popa Monastery is beautiful and well worth visiting. Priest was celebrating Mass when our group arrived. Also walked around in Old Walled City. Beautiful, but vendors will drive you nuts.
La Popa Monastery is beautiful and well worth visiting. Priest was celebrating Mass when our group arrived. Also walked around in Old Walled City. Beautiful, but vendors will drive you nuts. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Good tour of city and interesting monastery.
Good tour of city and interesting monastery. Guide provided a good overview of city and country.
Good tour of city and interesting monastery. Guide provided a good overview of city and country. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We enjoyed the day.
We enjoyed the day. Seeing Cartagena from the Monastery on the mountain was nice and visiting the Old City also.
We enjoyed the day. Seeing Cartagena from the Monastery on the mountain was nice and visiting the Old City also. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent overview and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
Excellent overview and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We toured the monastery, then stopped for a photo op below the fortress. Guide took us on a walking tour of old city.
Excellent overview and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We toured the monastery, then stopped for a photo op below the fortress. Guide took us on a walking tour of old city. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We enjoyed the tour only because we were in such a new and different place for us.
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!
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! Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Gave us a good overall view of Cartagena and the monastery was very interesting.
Gave us a good overall view of Cartagena and the monastery was very interesting. Very pleased that we did it.
Gave us a good overall view of Cartagena and the monastery was very interesting. Very pleased that we did it. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We started at La Popa Monastery and then drove down to the Fort and toured the city.
We started at La Popa Monastery and then drove down to the Fort and toured the city.
We started at La Popa Monastery and then drove down to the Fort and toured the city. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A thorough tour of the Monastery and explanation of its operations throughout the years.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I enjoyed looking around the monastery but was overwhelmed by the persistent street peddlers.
I enjoyed looking around the monastery but was overwhelmed by the persistent street peddlers.
I enjoyed looking around the monastery but was overwhelmed by the persistent street peddlers. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is a very impressive building not only for its location ; but, also, for its collection of ...
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Beautiful to look at, painful to think about.
Beautiful to look at, painful to think about. Brutality, murder, religious insanity.
Beautiful to look at, painful to think about. Brutality, murder, religious insanity. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the first place Wil took us and it was a great place to start - great views of all of the ...
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date January 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
1) The guide's English skills were not great and it was hard to understand him.
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 ... Read More
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, Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Wow!!
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!!!!
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!!!! Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Received an in depth briefing on the history of the monastery before seeing the courtyard, chapel ...
Received an in depth briefing on the history of the monastery before seeing the courtyard, chapel and museum.
Received an in depth briefing on the history of the monastery before seeing the courtyard, chapel and museum. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour dedicates a lot of time to la Popa Monastery which is not worth.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good view from the top, but not really into churches.
Good view from the top, but not really into churches.
Good view from the top, but not really into churches. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider:
Met us right at the pier.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises