In Guaduas, 71 miles northwest of Bogota, you can follow in the footsteps of Policarpa Salavarrieta, a local heroine who gave her life for Colombia’s independence. Travelers will appreciate the historical importance of this town that was a resting point on the Kings Road between Santa Fe and Honda during the Colony. The town is part of the Colombian Network of People and Heritage.
What to do in Guaduas
Founded for the first time 1572 (it was founded three times) with the title of Villa de Guaduas by Andrés Díaz Venero de Leiva, this town, which has been a National Monument since 1959, gives travelers the opportunity to learn about important events in the history of the country. It was the birthplace of Policarpa Salavarrieta and a center for experimentation for José Celestino Mutis during the Botanical Expedition
A very important part of the legacy of freedom that Policarpa Salavarrieta gave to Colombia can be seen in the town of Guaduas.
On the itinerary in Guaduas: visiting the house where Policarpa Salavarrieta, the heroine of Independence, was born, and enjoying the view from Capira Stone.