Basilica of St. John the Baptist

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Girón

The “white city” of Santander

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Basilica of St. John the Baptist

The main pilgrimage site in Girón is the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, on whose altar rests the image of the Lord of Miracles, worshipped by the faithful. This temple, which has five altars, two side aisles, 16 columns, two chapels, and front arches, was built in 1639 and originally had a thatched roof and adobe walls. The latest architectural redesigns were made between 1781 and 1883.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

On the itinerary in Girón: visiting colonial churches, including the Basilica, and walking the cobblestone streets of Girón’s colonial zone.

  • Friar’s Mansion

    Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

    A museum inside a historical colonial house
  • Girón Colonial Zone  - Travel back in time

    Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

    Travel back in time