Heliconias, kapok trees, and mosses are among the nearly 100 plant species in Gallineral Natural Park in San Gil (20 minutes south of Barichara). This 10-acre area is a kind of island formed by two arms of the Curití river emptying into the Fonce river. There is a stone monument in tribute to Jorge Villamil, author of the song “Si pasas por San Gil” (“If you go through San Gil”).
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Visit churches and an archaeological museum to learn about Barichara’s past, eat “fat-bottomed” ants, and explore Gallineral Park in San Gil (20 minutes south of Barichara).