17 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Considered by many as the most beautiful village in the whole of Colombia, Barichara is the kind of town movie-makers dream of. With its atmospheric cobblestone lanes and well preserved colonial houses, it is the setting of many Colombian films and telenovelas. Barichara means “a place to rest” in local Guane language. Many visitors are drawn here by its peaceful and calm atmosphere, the temperate climate, and natural beauty. Unlike San Gil, which is the mecca of extreme sport in Colombia, there are not many things “to do” in Barichara. Visitors come here to rest and unwind.
A lovely small city not too far from San Gil. Best reached on a bike tour of the Canyon. It is a real gem of colonial architecture, perfectly kept buildings and a beautiful church. Very quiet and peaceful and definitely a must see!
Founded in 1741, Barichara has been called the most beautiful town in Colombia, and it’s really hard to dispute that claim. It is stunning. Beautiful wide flat stone streets offer views of farms and ranches on the hillsides surrounding the town. This is a quiet and pleasant place with a peaceful, bohemian atmosphere that reminded me of the villages that I walked through on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
A nice town to visit. Barichara is where movies and novellas are filmed, and there is a reason why. The town has been well managed to allow the buildings to look as amazing as they are. This town is a photographer's dream. It is hard NOT to get a good photo in this town. It is also nice to just walk and enjoy the scenery.