colombia · expat life · South America · Travel

Convento de la Popa

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Since we first began our decent into Cartagena, I have wondered about the building on top of the only hill in Cartagena.  Turns out, it is the Convento de la Popa, a monastery no longer in use.  So we took an afternoon and checked it out.

For a small fee, we cruised around the grounds, it was nice to finally get the reverse view of Bocagrande and the Old City.  It is a beautiful building full of history and artwork hung high. The jewel was the charming center courtyard; complete with exposed bricks, arched doorways and endless blooming Bougainvillea.  It’s hard to get over the setting, it is as breathtaking as they come.

 

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The chapel is equally as stunning, and we took a minute to enjoy the quiet after the tour groups had left.  I have no doubt we will be back again to visit, I can see a sunset moment happening on one of those patios for sure.

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