Slaves' freedom column

La Playa de Belén  - A living nativity scene.

Photo by: Filiberto Pinzón - Pueblos Patrimonio

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La Playa de Belén

A living nativity scene.

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Slaves' freedom column - No More Chains

Photo by: Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Colombia.

Slaves' freedom column

The slaves freedom column, built in 1851 in the centre of 29 May Square  in the town of Ocaña -  25 km west of Bethlehem Beach  commemorates the law declared that year during the  presidency of José Hilario López which abolished slavery in Colombia. This 8 m high structure was declared a National Monument in 2002.


Visit the Single Area The Estoraques, with its rock formations and walk the streets of the historic center of La Playa de Belén plans are a must in this town of Norte de Santander.