Barichara, Guane and the rio Suarez in the Santander department in Colombia, from above
The municipality of Barichara is located in the Santander department. Founded in 1705 and declared cultural heritage in 1978, Barichara is also known as “the most beautiful village in Colombia” and is characterized by its colonial architecture, it wooden balconies, its traditional squares, and its cobblestone streets.
Barichara’s climate is pleasant, varying between 19°C and 28°C, ideal to fully enjoy your holydays. It also offers plenty of activities for all tastes; for culture and history lovers it is the perfect place to learn about traditions, the history of the region because of its importance in Colombian history; and the ideal place for adventurous people who want to go rafting and paragliding. The most representative places in Barichara are: the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the church of Santa Barbara, the Risen Jesus Chapel, the main square and the viewpoint of Barichara where you can admire the Canyon of the Rio Suarez. Furthermore, travelers will have the opportunity to visit many monuments.
Near Barichara, you can visit the village of Guane, a colonial village known for its archeological and anthropological museum, paying a tribute to the indigenous Guane culture. Visit Colombia and its amazing colonial villages, a unique occasion to discover the culture and connect with local communities.