A 6.3km-long, 30-minute cable-car ride in eight-berth cabins that descend to the base of the Chicamocha canyon, then ascend to the top of the opposite rim.

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1. Parque Nacional del Chicamocha

0.07 MILES

Don't be fooled by the name: Parque Nacional del Chicamocha, or 'Panachi' as it's known by locals, isn't a national park in the conventional sense. It's…

2. Cueva de la Vaca

13.6 MILES

Located just outside the town of Curití, La Vaca is the most attractive and adventurous cave in the are,a with numerous caverns filled with stalagmites…

3. Museum of Paleontology & Archaeology

17.87 MILES

The unique Museum of Paleontology & Archaeology has a collection of more than 10,000 fossils, a 700-year-old mummy, a few conehead skulls, Guane artifacts…

4. Iglesia de Santa Bárbara

18.22 MILES

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…

5. Parque Para Las Artes

18.24 MILES

A lovely little park decorated with impressive water features (although they were out of service when we visited), statues carved by local sculptors and…

6. Catedral Santa Cruz

18.39 MILES

A handsome 18th-century stone church, Catedral Santa Cruz is located on San Gil's main plaza.

7. Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción

18.39 MILES

This 18th-century sandstone church is the most elaborate structure in Barichara, looking somewhat too big for the town’s needs. Its golden stonework …

8. Parque La Libertad

18.42 MILES

The tree-lined plaza of Parque La Libertad, also called Parque Principal, is San Gil's most visible landmark and the heart of its social life. The…