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La Popa - Other Activity Cartagena - Colombia

Atop the highest point in the city sits Convento de Nuestra Señora 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.


Cartagena, Colombia

Other Activity Types:
Church, View point

Travel Tips:

Price Description:

Adults $4; Children $3

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday 5 p.m.

Days Closed:Sunday

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: +57 5 6662331

Here are other activities in and around Cartagena that may be of interest: Isla de Tierra Bomba, Volcán del Totumo, Playa Blanca, Free In Cartagena, San Basilio De Palenque, Islas del Rosario, Río Casino, Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, La Boquilla and Cartagena Water Sports and Activities.

By Brenda Yun
I am a creative writer / surfer chick in need of adventure all the time. The only thing that keeps me grounded is my non-traveling, non-surfing pug...
22 Jun 2011

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