Must see attractions in Cauca & Huila

  • P

    Top Choice

    Parque Arqueológico

    This 78-hectare archaeological park is 2.5km west of the town of San Agustín. There are over 130 statues in the park in total, either found in situ or…

  • P

    Top Choice

    Parque Arqueológico

    Scattered across the hills around the little town of San Andrés de Pisimbalá, Tierradentro's Parque Arqueológico includes four tomb sites, an above-ground…

  • I

    Top Choice

    Iglesia de San Francisco

    Dating back to the late 18th century, Popayán's largest colonial church is also its most beautiful. Inside are a fine high altar and a collection of seven…

  • C

    Top Choice

    Casa Museo Negret & MIAMP

    This 18th-century house is the home of world-renowned Colombian artist Edgar Negret, whose vast abstract iron sculptures dot plazas around the country…

  • O

    Top Choice

    Observatorio Astronómico Astrosur

    Former Tatacoa Observatory resident astronomer Javier Rua Restrepo now runs his own observatory around 1km further away from town. He is a dynamic teacher…

  • D

    Desierto de Tatacoa

    Technically not a desert but a landscape of red and gray rock, sculpted by ancient waterways, the Desierto de Tatacoa is one of Colombia's most unique…

  • M

    Mercado de Silvia

    On Tuesday, market day, members of the Guambiano community come down from their surrounding villages to Silvia to sell fruit, vegetables and handicrafts…

  • A

    Alto de los Ídolos

    Located across the Río Magdalena 4km southwest of San José de Isnos (26km northeast of the town of San Agustín), this is the second-most important…

  • A

    Alto de las Piedras

    This site is 7km north of Isnos and has tombs lined with stone slabs, some of which still show traces of red, black and yellow coloring. One of the most…

  • M

    Museo Arquidiocesano de Arte Religioso

    You don't have to be an expert on religious art to be impressed by this collection of paintings, statues, altar pieces, silverware and liturgical vessels,…

  • A

    Alto de San Andrés

    This site (1750m) is visible from San Andrés de Pisimbalá and has seven large tombs; one of which, Tomb 5, has remarkably well-preserved depictions of…

  • S

    Segovia

    The most important burial site has 28 excavated tombs, some of which have extremely well-preserved geometric pattern decorations. Twelve of the tombs have…

  • P

    Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Puracé

    PNN Puracé is the only place in Colombia you can see Andean condors in the wild. Nearly a dozen of the great vultures were reintroduced to the park –…

  • E

    El Aguacate

    The most remote burial site at Tierradentro, El Aguacate (2000m) is reachable via a stiff 1¾-hour climb from San Andrés de Pisimbalá, with the best views…

  • M

    Museo Paleontológico

    The surrounding region used to be a seabed and contains numerous important fossils from the Miocene era, some 3.8 million years old; paleontologists…

  • C

    Cerro El Morro de Tulcán

    Behind the Universitario de Tulcán, this hill is topped with an equestrian statue of the city's founder, Sebastián de Belalcázar, and is said to be the…

  • C

    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…

  • E

    El Tablón

    This site (1700m) consists of a collection of nine weather-worn stone statues of warriors, women and priests, located under one roof and similar to those…