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Church in Tunja

Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara La Real

Founded in 1571, the Capilla y Museo de Santa Clara La Real is thought to be the first convent in Nueva Granada. In 1863 the nuns were expelled and the convent was used for various purposes, including serving as a h…
Museum in Tunja

Casa Cultural Gustavo Rojas Pinilla

This small but lovely colonial home was the birthplace of Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, who became president of Colombia in a 1953 military coup with promises of reform. Instead, his tenure was marked by corruption and bru…
Museum in Tunja

Casa del Fundador Suárez Rendón

One of the finest historic mansions in town, this place is the original home of the founder of Tunja. Built in the mid-16th century on the eastern side of Plaza de Bolívar, it's a fine example of a magnificent arist…
Museum in Tunja

Casa de Don Juan de Vargas

Once home to scribe Juan de Vargas, Casa de Don Juan de Vargas is another splendid 16th-century residence. It also has been converted into a museum and has a collection of colonial artworks on display. Here the most…
Bar in Tunja


Cafe by day, pub by night, Pussini is the pulse of Plaza de Bolívar, an atmospheric two-level bar covered in wood, right up to the bamboo ceilings. Grab the right seat at the bar in the evenings and you have a memor…
Cafe in Tunja


There are many cafes along Pasaje de Vargas, but this is one of the few that actually serves a full breakfast including huevos pericos (scrambled eggs with tomato and onion) and warm, gooey arepas con queso (corn pa…
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This swanky rooftop bar has a sleek interior bathed in neon and thumping Spanish and English rock. The highlight is its heated terrace overlooking the city. Berlin is hidden on the 5th floor of the San Francisco Pla…
Cafe in Tunja

El Salon de Onces El Hojaldre

Break sweet bread among nuns, desperate housewives, movers and shakers, and politicians at this classic coffee and snack stop. We simply tore right into those galletas de arequipe (milk caramel cookies).
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El Maizal

This restaurant doesn’t look very elegant, but has long been popular with the locals for its tasty regional dishes, huge portions and daily set meal specials.
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Pizza Nostra

Located in the pedestrian zone just off Plaza de Bolívar, this popular fast-food joint has a huge selection of yummy pizzas.