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 about 130 statues in the park in total, either found in situ or collected from other areas, including some of the best examples …
Archaeological Site in San Agustín

El Tablón, La Chaquira, La Pelota & El Purutal

These four sites are relatively close to each other; most people visit as part of a horseback-riding tour although you can also hike up here from town. Don't miss La Chaquira, with divinities carved into the mountai…
Church in Popayán

Iglesia de San Francisco

The city's largest colonial church is also its most beautiful. Inside are a fine high altar and a collection of seven unique side altars. The 1983 earthquake cracked open the ossuary, revealing six unidentified mumm…
Archaeological Site in San Agustín

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 famous statues, known as Doble Yo, is here; look carefully as …
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

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, most of which date from the 17th to 19th centuries. There's …
Archaeological Site in Tierradentro

Alto de San Andrés (1750m)

This site is visible from town and has six large tombs; one of which, Tomb 5, has remarkably well-preserved paintings and is one of the best in the park. Another of the tombs is closed because of structural instabil…
Hill in Popayán

El Morro de Tulcán

Behind the university, this hill is topped with an equestrian statue of the city's founder and is said to be the site of a pre-Columbian pyramid. It offers panoramic views over the city center's tiled rooftops and i…
Archaeological Site in Tierradentro

Segovia (1650m)

The most important burial site has 28 excavated tombs, some of which have well-preserved decorations. Twelve of the tombs have electric lighting and are open to visitors. It's believed there are another 30-odd tombs…
National Park in Parque Nacional Natural Puracé

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 – three remain. In good weather visitors can also summit Volcán Pur…