"The Color of Barichara" Barichara by richiecdisc
Barichara Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 138 photos
Colombia is blessed with a plethora of atmospheric colonial towns but none more stunningly gorgeous than quiet little Barichara. It has the same white-washed simple buildings with requisite wooden balconies and its share of beautiful old churches as you might find elsewhere but what sets it apart is its hilly topography.
The vantage points gained by climbing a few hills make for great photographic opportunities. Add to that one of the most pleasant main squares found anywhere in South America and a few choice eateries and you have a recipe for a very satisfying step into the past. Those steps are not so hard of the feet either. Unlike colonial rival Villa de Leyva whose streets are made of large cobblestone, Barichara's empty streets are made of larger flat rocks that looks nearly as scenic but surely make strolling around the town that much more a joy.
Easily reached as a day trip from San Gil, I must say if I were to go back again I would spend a few days here. Not that there is much more to see in town but it's just such a nice place to “waste” a few days and the surrounding areas sound well worth exploring and not so easily done if there for the limited time we had.
One thing you notice right away are the many gorgeous doors of Barichara. While it may lack in the balcony department... more travel advice
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