Atop the highest point in the city sits Convento de Nuestra SeĂ±ora de la Candelaria. Founded in 1607, this church is also known as Convento de la Popa, (Stern of the Galley) because of its location behind the city and because many thought the hill looked like a ship's poop. An image of La Virgen de la Candelaria, the patroness of the city, still hangs inside the chapel and an important festivity held in her honor is held on February 2nd. There have been reports of armed robbers on the road leading to La Popa, so it is advisable to visit only by taxi and not by foot.
Other Activity Types:
Church, View point
Adults $4; Children $3
Relative price: Budget
Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.
Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday 5 p.m.
Travel Skills: None
Phone: +57 5 6662331