To understand how the first steps towards the Independence of the Republic were taken, you must visit Socorro, a municipality in the Department of Santander, located 75 miles south of Bucaramanga. Founded on June 16, 1683, it is famous because of its colonial architecture and because it was the epicenter of the Revolución de los Comuneros in 1781. It has an average temperature of 74°F.
What to do in Socorro
Travelers to Socorro, a municipality that is part of the Heritage Villages Network of Colombia, are greeted by tobacco and sugar plantations, which adorn the mountainous countryside. The town is famous because that is where heroine Antonia Santos was shot. You can learn about the history of battles for Independence, and nearby, you can enjoy adventure sports if you like.
Socorro and municipalities like San Gil are ideal destinations for those who enjoy contact with nature and who enjoy rivers and mountains. Here are some of the settings where you can try adventure sports, including paragliding, rafting, and rapelling. In Santander, all your senses will be intensified, and you will experience unforgettable moments that will stay with you forever.
Enjoy a walk around Parque de la Independencia (Independence Park), check out Casa de la Cultura Horacio Rodríguez Plata and enjoy the excitement of rafting and paragliding - these are just some of the activities that you can do when you visit Socorro.