Park in San Gil

Parque El Gallineral

San Gil's showpiece is the mystical Parque El Gallineral, a 4-hectare park set on a triangle-shaped island between two arms of the Quebrada Curití and Río Fonce. Nearly all of the 1876 trees are covered with long si…
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Museo de Arqueología y Antropológico Guane de San Gil

The new Museo de Arqueología y Antropológico Guane de San Gil is a small museum, housed in the Casa de Cultura and explores the history and culture of the indigenous Guane peoples of Santander.
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Casa de Cultura

One block downhill from the plaza is the Casa de Cultura, an old colonial mansion that has temporary art exhibits and a cafe.
Church in San Gil

Catedral Santa Cruz

The north end of the plaza is dominated by the handsome 18th-century stone Catedral Santa Cruz.
Waterfall in San Gil

Cascadas de Juan Curi

Take a day trip to this spectacular 180m-high waterfall where you can swim in the natural pool at its base or relax on the rocks. Adventure junkies can rappel the sheer face of the falls; book this activity with one…
Plaza in San Gil

Parque La Libertad

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. On weekend nights the plaza is packed with multiple generations of Colom…
Outdoors in San Gil


This free group of five swimming holes is a great little place to relax the day away. Skip the first one, they get better the further up you go (the fifth is the best, no diving from the third!). To reach here, catc…