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.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

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.