Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cartagena: Guided Tour, with La Popa Convent, and San Felipe

Cartagena: Guided Tour, with La Popa Convent, and San Felipe

Discover the magic of Cartagena – declared a World Heritage Site for its architectural distinction and its history – on this 4-hour, small-group tour. Visit the main sites around the city and learn the rich stories behind its culture. The Convent of La Popa in Cartagena is a historical jewel that offers a fascinating tourist experience. Perched on top of a hill, this former Franciscan convent offers stunning panoramic views of the city and the Caribbean Sea. Your guide will accompany you to tell the stories within the fort and explain more of its importance to Cartagena. Make a quick stop at an emblematic symbol of Cartagena – the Old Shoes Monument – and continue into the Walled City. Take a guided walk around the historic center and gain a deep understanding of its culture and architecture before returning to your hotel.

Cartagena: Walled City, San Felipe, La Popa Tour & Tastings

Cartagena: Walled City, San Felipe, La Popa Tour & Tastings

If you're wanting a complete Cartagena experience with no corners unturned, this private full-day tour is made so you can see the city in the most complete way possible. Taste local foods and visit sights such as San Felipe Castle and the city's main squares. Enjoy optional entry to La Popa Convent. Start the day by meeting your local guide, who will pick you directly up from your hotel or address. Then, head first to the historic San Felipe Castle, the city’s old fortress built by Spaniards (entry tickets included). Walk through the castle and let your guide bring back to life adventure stories of conquerors, treasures, and pirates. Learn more about how Colombia became so mixed due to African, Indigenous, and Spanish roots. Visit afterward the Walled City of Cartagena and stroll around the colonial and colorful houses as you get to know more about the main squares and bastions that traced the city’s path to independence. See Santo Domingo Square, the church, and the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandría. It wouldn’t be the perfect tour of Cartagena without tasting Colombia’s flavors, so you’ll get to try typical coconut sweets and, fried arepa with egg, a traditional snack famous on the Caribbean Coast. If choosing the longer tour option with entry tickets to the Convent of La Popa (Convent of the Stern), round off your tour by visiting the convent and a viewpoint located at the top of a hill where the city, its sea, and one of its islands can be seen and photographed. Cartagena is not only the touristic capital of Colombia but one of the most memorable cities that holds Colombia’s history, making it a place for culture, tradition, and diversity, with many historic places and unique corners to discover.

Cartagena Grand City Tour

Cartagena Grand City Tour

Discover the diverse allure and captivating history of Cartagena beyond its famous Walled City with our Grand City Tour. Led by an experienced guide, this extensive excursion unveils the city's most notable treasures, unveiling the charm of its streets, churches, architecture, and plazas. Embark on your journey with a hotel pickup, traversing through the dynamic districts of Bocagrande and Manga for a panoramic overview. As part of the tour, you can opt to explore Bazurto, a local market bursting with vivid hues, tantalizing flavors, and authentic Cartagenian culture, where you can delve into an array of fruits and immerse yourself in local life. Following lunch, delve deeper into Cartagena's historical heart, meandering through the enchanting lanes and bustling squares of the Old City and Getsemaní. Uncover the architectural marvels and captivating past of the city as you visit the iconic Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, the largest Spanish military structure in the Americas, and Cerro de la Popa, home to a centuries-old monastery boasting breathtaking views of Cartagena. Amidst your exploration of the Old City, make a stop at Plaza de Bolívar and pay a visit to the historic San Pedro Claver Church, a 17th-century masterpiece showcasing religious art and artifacts that narrate Cartagena's rich cultural tapestry. Please bear in mind that the tour encompasses 4 hours of transportation to visit Isla de Manga, Castillo de San Felipe, and La Popa Covent. The tour concludes with a walking exploration of the historic center, with transportation back to the hotel not included. Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply seeking to uncover Cartagena's hidden gems, our Grand City Tour promises an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of this captivating city.

Private Transportation for 8 hours in Cartagena

Private Transportation for 8 hours in Cartagena

We pick up our clients at the hotel or wherever they are staying. During the time in which the van will be available, you can go to the beach, to tourist sites, to eat, return to the hotel and go out again, etc. The driver will always be nearby and available to meet your private transfer needs.

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