Welcome to Tunja
The capital of Boyacá and a bustling student center, Tunja was founded by Gonzalo Suárez Rendón in 1539 on the site of Hunza, the pre-Hispanic Muisca settlement. Almost nothing is left of the indigenous settlement, but much colonial architecture remains. Tunja is particularly noted for its colonial churches; several imposing examples dating from the 16th century stand almost untouched by time. The town also has an imposing central square, the Plaza de Bolívar, and elegant mansions adorned with some of South America's most unique artwork.
Tunja is the highest and coldest departmental capital in Colombia. Its mountain climate can be windy or wet any time of year.