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Interesting sites in Boyacá

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Haga click sobre la imagen para ampliarla El Fósil Museum, Villa de Leyva.

El Fósil Museum, Villa de Leyva / Photo by Flickr user bastiand.

Church of Santo Domingo
Imposing Baroque architecture.
Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral of Santiago de Tunja
Capital of Boyacá.
Bolívar Plaza, Tunja.
Pisba National Natural Park
Guanentá Alto Río Fonce Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
El Cocuy National Natural Park
A Boyacá municipality full of recreational centers and guava paste and panela sweets.
Villa de Leyva
A municipality in Boyacá, as well as a Historical and National Heritage Site.
Puente de Boyaca
The bridge, not far from Tunja, where the last battle for independence was fought. Boyaca’s main monuments are: Casa de Teja, Atril de Piedra, Monument to Francisco de Paula Santander, Llama de la Libertad, Monument to Liberator Simón Bolívar, Monument to Pedro Pascasio Martínez Rojas and “El Negro José”, Monument to the Arco del Triunfo, the Obelisk, Monument to Coronel Cruz Carrillo, Piedra de la Legión Británica, and Plaza de Banderas.
Paipa hot springs
A municipality in Boyacá.
Pueblito Boyacense
Complex of lovely colonial houses in Duitama, a Boyacá municipality.
Monguí Church
A municipality in Boyacá declared a National Monument.
The Virgin of Chiquinquirá
Its image is kept in the Basilica of Chiquinquirá, a municipality in Boyacá.
El Infiernito
On the road to the town of Ráquira a sanctuary of Muisca ruins, full of carved stones.
Pantano de Vargas
With the monuments of Los Catorce Lanceros (fourteen lancers), the first house of Juan de Vargas, the Cerro de la Guerra (the war hill) the Cerro (hill) de Bolívar, the Cerro (hill) of the Cruz de Murcia, and the House of José Antonio Días, or the house of the Seis Ventanas (six windows).

Regional Museums

  • Belén: El Búho Museum.
  • Chiquinquirá: National Marian Museum.
  • Iguaque: Fauna and Flora Sanctuary.
  • Monguí: Monguí Parish and Convent.
  • Muzo: Muzo Archaeological Museum.
  • Nobsa: Steel Museum of Colombia.
  • Paipa: Museum of Environmental Awareness.
  • Ráquira: La Candelaria Desert Museum Convent.
  • Soatá: Museum of Art and Popular Traditions of northern Boyacá Ethnic-historical Hall – Museum of the Soatá House of Culture.
  • Socha: Museum of the Andes.
  • Sogamoso: Archaeological Museum (built over a Muisca cemetery).
  • Sutamarchán: Santo Ecce Homo Monastery Monument.
  • Tenza: Tenza House of Culture and Art Museum.
  • Tibasosa: Julio Franco Arango Museum of Religious Art.
  • Tunja: Santa Clara La Real Museum Chapel, Tunja Museum of Anthropology at the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC, by its acronym in Spanish), House Museum of founder Gonzalo Suárez Rendón, Tunja Museum of Natural History, Historical Museum of the Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Culture House, Herbarium of the UPTC, House Museum of Royal Scribe Juan de Vargas, Museum of the History of Medicine and Science of the UPTC.
  • Turmequé: Hall - Parish Museum of Religious Art.
  • Villa de Leyva: Antonio Nariño y Álvarez House Museum, Antonio Ricaurte House Museum, Luis Alberto Acuña House Museum, El Fósil Museum, El Carmen Museum, Museum of Paleontology, Villa de Leyva Archaeological Park.


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