You will feel like you stepped back in time. Far from the city, you are so tranquil you are able to fully live, see the stars and become one with nature.

Christiane Schwarz



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Santander: Land of Vigorous, Hard-working People

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Barichara / Picture: Diego Torquemada

Barichara / Picture: Diego Torquemada

Since colonial times, this department has been renowned for cocoa and tobacco production. During the 19th century, this agricultural industry flourished in villages like Socorro, Barichara, Piedecuesta, Floridablanca, Giron, Aratoca and San Gil, thanks to the influx of German immigrants.

Nature’s invitation

Nowadays, numerous haciendas welcome visitors. One example is the Hostal Misión Santa Bárbara, in Barichara, which has been used as a location for TV series. Barichara is remarkable because its inhabitants preserve the traditional art of stone carving.


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