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  • Cartagena: Guided City Tour w/ La Popa and San Felipe Castle

    1. Cartagena: Guided City Tour w/ La Popa and San Felipe Castle

    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. Head to the La Popa monastery, located on the tallest hill in the city, to get amazing views and take the best pictures from above. From there, explore the Fort San Felipe de Barajas, a 16th-century hilltop fortress built by the Spanish to protect against pirates and the English navy. 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.

    Really nice activity! We went around to places we wouldn't have thought of or wouldn't know how to get. It was nice that all the stops were arranged for us and all the tickets of each location was taken care of. We even got to skip the line to every place we visited because we were on this tour!

  • Cartagena: Private City Tour

    2. Cartagena: Private City Tour

    Make the most of this private tour to visit the principal sites of interest in the old city of Cartagena — all while traveling in comfort, on board a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Starting in the downtown area, you will head to the Manga neighborhood, where you can appreciate the beautiful mansions built at the beginning if the 20th century. Continue on to the highest part of the city where there is a convent dating from the beginning of the 17th century. Visit the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, considered the most important fortification in South America. From here, you will head to the walled city with a stop for some shopping. Following a little retail therapy, visit the different squares of the city and admire the old colonial houses. After a journey of historical discovery, fast forward to the present day and explore the modern part of Cartagena, including the Bohemian neighbor...

    This is the BEST way to see the amazing city of Cartagena. We can’t say enough about our wonderful guide, Sandy. He was endlessly knowledgeable - a history teacher who really knows his stuff. In addition, Sandy was incredibly thoughtful; making sure my 87 year old mother in law was comfortable. My family has been on many city tours while cruising and we all agreed this was one of our favorites. Skip the cruise tour and go here you won’t regret it.

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What people are saying about La Popa Monastery

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Richard our tour guide was very informative and also FUN! Lots of laughs and salsa music kept the group lively. He introduced everyone in the group so you felt immediately comfortable with everyone, The bus had air conditioning .. very necessary !!! You need a hat and water to not get dehydrated . Cartagena is hOT and humid . My favorite was el Castillo de San felipe.. La popa has an interesting story behind it . I’m not a fan of monasteries .. but it’s definitely has THE best view of Cartagena. Instead of stopping for 15 min of shopping for souvenirs I would had preferred more walking around the historic part of Cartagena . That came a little short in my opinion . This part of the Tour should be improved especially for the price you pay in the Get Your Guide App Overall a great tour !!! I can definitely recommend it . By the way .. Richard knows the best spots for the best pictures!! We had a lot of fun taking pictures too !!!

Really nice activity! We went around to places we wouldn't have thought of or wouldn't know how to get. It was nice that all the stops were arranged for us and all the tickets of each location was taken care of. We even got to skip the line to every place we visited because we were on this tour!

Great guide and tour! You can check the most important spots in Cartagena without wasting your time in public transportation or lines!

Lovely tour! I had so much fun and learned a lot! The city is beautiful and our guide was fantastic!

Extremely informative and entertaining. Our tour guide was the best!!!