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 your way out – they're cheap and the group makes ends meet with the proceeds.

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2. Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción


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3. Capilla de Jesús Resucitado

0.35 MILES

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4. Iglesia de Santa Bárbara

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5. Parque Para Las Artes

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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. Museum of Paleontology & Archaeology

3.39 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…

7. Catedral Santa Cruz

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

8. Parque La Libertad

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