Attractions

Church in Barichara

Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción

This 18th-century sandstone church is the most elaborate structure in town, looking somewhat too big for the town’s needs. Its golden stonework (which turns deep orange at sunset) contrasts with the whitewashed hous…
Park in Barichara

Parque Para Las Artes

A lovely little park decorated with impressive water features (although they were out of service when we visited), statues carved by local sculptors and an outdoor amphitheater that occasionally hosts live music con…
Workshop in Barichara

Taller Centro Dia

Inside the courtyard of the Museo Aquileo Parra, this collective of 24 senior citizens weaves bags and other artisanal products from fique fibers using traditional looms. Come and watch them work and buy a bag on yo…
Church in Barichara

Iglesia de Santa Bárbara

Atop a hill at the north end of town, Barichara's oldest church was carefully reconstructed in the 1990s (only the facade survived). The floor has quite a steep slope from the main doorway up to the altar. Out front…
Church in Barichara

Capilla de Jesús Resucitado

This humble pale-yellow chapel has a fine baroque mahogany altarpiece. The original bell tower was damaged by lightning but has since been restored. Do try and visit the cemetery next to the chapel, noted for intere…
Church in Barichara

Capilla de San Antonio

Capilla de San Antonio is the youngest of the town’s churches, dating from 1831.