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Barichara

Tranquility and adventure meet in Barichara

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In the center of Santander, travelers can experience complementary activities. On the one hand, calm and silence are the essence of Barichara, a town with cobblestone streets that belongs to the Colombian People’s Heritage Network and has a warm, dry climate. On the other hand, travelers can enjoy adventure activities such as paragliding and rafting in neighboring San Gil.

What to do in Barichara

It is easy to take good pictures in Barichara. Walking through its streets paved with clay-colored stones, visitors cross tree-lined plazas and admire the packed-earth walls of the houses roofed with clay tiles. You can also see the Suarez River Canyon, where rafting is popular, from an observation point in town, and visit the quiet village of Guane nearby.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

From Barichara, where the ochre tones of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception leave a characteristic stamp on the town’s main park, you can visit San Gil, just a half-hour drive away. San Gil was founded in 1705 and is the most important adventure sports destination of Colombia. There you can experience the excitement of paragliding, rafting, rappelling, and other adventure activities.  

CAN’T-MISS ACTIVITIES

Visit churches and an archaeological museum to learn about Barichara’s past, eat “fat-bottomed” ants, and explore Gallineral Park in San Gil (20 minutes south of Barichara).

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  • Best time to visit: Year-Round
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