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San Agustín Travel Guide: 80 reviews and 331 photos

San Agustin is a lovely place and you can easily stay here for several days exploring the surroundings and relax. San Agustin is situated at an altitude of 1695 metres and the average temperature is 18 degrees C. During the days I visited the sky was grey the whole time and there was quite a lot of rain, but I heard the days before my visit had been sunny. The town is small with about 2000 inhabitants and many of the houses are painted in white with green details. The landscape of the surroundings is beautiful with green hills and many river valleys.

San Agustin is famous for its many pre-Columbian stone statues. About 500 statues can be found spread out in groups in the region. Little is known about the civilization that lived here. They didn’t have a written language and they were gone before the Europeans arrived . Around the 6th century BC and the 12th century AD seems to have been the period when the civilization bloomed. The stone statues are often guards of tombs.
The Archaeological Park of San Agustin is an Unesco World Heritage Site.

  • Last visit to San Agustín: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Those stone statues look fascinating, but it's sad that so little is known about the civilization that made them.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Feb 22, 2015 at 7:19 AM

      It was a very interesting place to visit and the surroundings were lovely! Thank you Don for visiting my page!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    What a wonderful place to visit! I love all the interesting statues!

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Oct 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      Thank you Dee for visiting! San Agustin was a great place to visit with the interesting archaeological parks and beautiful surrounding landscape.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    interesting statues in San Agustin...thanks for sharing these tips! Norman :)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    What a diversity of things to see and do in and around San Agustin! Great page!

  • omidamini's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2008 at 12:17 AM

    wow , Malena , it's very wonderful page , thanks

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2007 at 5:30 PM

    Wow, Malena, you've out-done yourself with this page!! What a fantastic OTBP destination this is, so thank you for the excellent tips on ancient statues, stupendous waterfalls and simply beautiful scenery! I admire the way you travel.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2007 at 2:09 AM

    What a pity the clouds obscured the waterfalls = but still it all looks so interesting around here

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2007 at 6:57 AM

    The valley views, waterfalls, and archaeological park are amazing. Especially like LeChaquira and Bosque de Las Estatuas. Your writing style is superior. Loved the transportation tips [can't say that too often]

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2007 at 10:29 AM

    Excellent page about such a distant place. Never heard about it before. La Chaquira looks very attractive! Thanks Malena for the virtual tour!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2007 at 8:58 AM

    What amazing giant stone sculptures. As usual, your transport tips are superb. Cheers, SL :)

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