Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in San Agustín

Parque Arqueológico

The 78-hectare archaeological park is 2.5km west of the town of San Agustín. There are in total about 130 statues in the park, either found in situ or collected from other areas, including some of the best examples …
in San Agustín

Archeological Park

The 78-hectare archeological park is 2.5km west of the town of San Agustín. There are in total about 130 statues in the park, either found in situ or collected from other areas, including some of the best examples o…
Architectural in Cali

Hacienda El Paraíso

Escape the city for a day and head to the old sugarcane plantations to see how the Colombian elite lived in the 19th century. Hacienda El Paraíso, a lovingly restored manor house, has been converted into a muse…
Archaeological Site in Tierradentro

Parque Arqueológico

The park area includes four tomb sites, an above ground statuary and two museums. Measuring from 2m to 7m in diameter, the tombs are scooped out of the soft volcanic rock that forms the region's undulating hillsides…
Museum in Popayán

Casa Museo Mosquera

This interesting museum is housed in an 18th-century mansion that was once home to General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, who was Colombia's president on four occasions between 1845 and 1867. The original French crysta…
Zoo in Cali

Zoológico de Cali

This large zoo is the best in the country. It has a good collection of species indigenous to Colombia, including chiguiros (capybaras), oso hormigueros (anteaters), monkeys and a mariposario (butterfly enclosure). I…
Archaeological Site in San Agustín

Alto de los Ídolos

Located across the Río Magdalena 4km southwest of San José de Isnos (a clutch of houses 26km northeast of the town of San Agustín), this is the second-most important archaeological park in the region. It's home to t…
National Park in Parque Nacional Natural Puracé

Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Puracé

Forty-five kilometers east of Popayán along the unpaved road to La Plata lies this 830-sq-km national park. It’s the only place in Colombia you can see condors. Three of the great vultures have been reintroduced to …
Church in Cali

Iglesia de la Merced

Begun around 1545, this is the city's oldest church. It's a lovely whitewashed building in the Spanish colonial style, with a long, narrow nave, and humble wood and stucco construction. Inside, a heavily gilded baro…
Observatory in Villavieja

Observatorio Astronómico de la Tatacoa

Four kilometers from Villavieja is El Cusco, where you’ll find the Observatorio Astronómico de la Tatacoa. A lookout point across the road has impressive views, and is a fine place to watch the sunset. The observato…