Hacienda Papare

Ciénaga   - Colombian Caribbean Heritage

Photo by: Fausto Giaccone / Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

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Hacienda Papare - Banana cultivation

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia.

Hacienda Papare


Located in the town of Ciénaga, the Hacienda Santa Cruz de Papare is an excellent example of colonial architecture. In the sixteenth century, it was part of the encomienda (meaning it was granted the right to demand tribute from the local indigenous population) and produced sugar and alcohol for export. The grounds of the estate are now used for the cultivation of bananas sold in international markets.



Walk through the historic center of Ciénaga and you’ll notice the town’s splendor, owed in part to the extensive surrounding banana plantations. You can also visit nearby stilt villages in the area.