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Parque de Santander (Parque de los Novios), Santa Marta

Parque de Santander (Parque de los Novios)

Parque de los Novios: Built on a dry lake, it was the first location of the Santa Marta public market, and is perhaps...
Activities

Stroll through Santander Park

A bust in honor of Francisco de Paula Santander is located in Santander Park in downtown Bogotá. This public space,...
Santander Park, Amazonas

Santander Park

Tourists can visit the Hitoma Indigenous Community belonging to the Huitotos and take a guided tour given by the chief...
Lovers’ Park , Santa Marta

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Lovers’ Park

Lovers’ Park (also called Santander Park) was built in the early 20th century and is characterized by a statue of...

Visit the National Museum of Colombia

Former Vice President of Colombia Francisco de Paula Santander declared the National Museum open on July 4, 1824. Its...

The “fat-bottomed ant”

Eating hormigas culonas (fat-bottomed ants) is a tradition in the department of Santander. These insects come out of...
Specific experiences
Adventure in Santander - An exciting destination

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Adventure in Santander

Your heart beats faster when you enjoy adventure sports in the center of Santander. In San Gil, near Girón, travelers...
Adventure in Santander - An exciting destination

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Adventure in Santander

Your heart beats faster when you enjoy adventure sports in the center of Santander. In San Gil, near Barichara,...

Adventure in Santander

Your pulse increases from the emotion that is felt in Santander by practicing adventure sports. Close to Bucaramanga is...
Events

Feast of Virgen de las Mercedes

Every year at the end of September, Bethlehem Beach is host to the festival which pays homage to the Virgen de las...

Genitores Parade

Proof of the reverence of the inhabitants of the town of Ocaña, located 25 km west of Bethlehem Beach, towards their...
Experiences you can't miss
Heritage Destinations - World class treasures

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Heritage Destinations

Places which have been designated as world heritage sites are joined by others which Colombia has given unparallelled...
Agro tourism - Destination countryside

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Agro tourism

Visitors can learn all about fruit and vegetable farming and production in Colombia by visiting farms and haciendas...
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Destinations - Meetings and Conventions

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Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga and the Department of Santander are known for offering a wide range of adventure travel activities. The...
Destinations - What to eat

What to eat in Bucaramanga

Typical food from Santander or “comida santandereana” is prepared very well in several restaurants in Bucaramanga. In this city, the dinner guests may also find a place with international cuisine.

What to eat at Barichara

Restaurants around Barichara square serve traditional Santander and Colombian food. Some boutique hotels in the area offer haute cuisine.
Destinations

Girón

Founded on January 15, 1631, Girón attracts travelers with its charm of centuries past, evident in the masonry bridges...
Foods
IMAGEN PRINCIPAL: 

Corn Tamales

In Norte de Santander tamales are made with boiled corn. To these the following are added meat, carrots, onions and chickpeas or green peas among other ingredients.
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Pepitoria

Goat entrails and blood sit on a bed of rice in this dish, seasoned with powdered seeds, spices, and breadcrumbs, among other ingredients.

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