"Giron" Girón by MalenaN

Girón Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 51 photos

Girón is a town with about 45 000 inhabitants. It has its own municipality and is situated only 9 km from the big city Bucaramanga. The town was founded in 1631 with the name San Juan Girón.
Tourists mainly come here to visit the colonial part of the town where houses are whitewashed and the streets narrow and cobbled. It is a picturesque place to walk around in for a few hours and especially on weekends there are a lot of visitors. There are some craft shops, mainly around Parque Principal and by the river, a cathedral and a few cafés and restaurants.

  • Last visit to Girón: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2013 at 3:02 AM

    Lovely village this is!! I love the photos in your albums :-))

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Nov 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      I think it is very picturesque with all the white buildings.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    I love the white washed houses and the Basilica, looks an interesting area to visit.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Jul 10, 2013 at 6:04 PM

      Yes it is! There are several places in Colombia whit old white washed houses.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Decided to grab the bus with you to Girón, Malena but I think I'll leave the plastic gloves to you. ;)

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Another lovely town, and so close to the big city of Bucaramanga. Oh, I could spend hours just wandering around, stopping for a drink and observing life around me.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2008 at 5:09 AM

    Great updates. Looks like an uphill task just to walk around downtown Giron. Your poor feet :)

  • vec's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2008 at 3:10 AM

    Very impressive pictures!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2008 at 10:43 PM

    an interesting location and lots of excellent pics in the travelogues ! Thanks for sharing !

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Beautiful street scenes in your Travelogues! Nice side view of one of those stone bridges too!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2007 at 10:27 PM

    This looks so lovely, so just Colombia - the little houses and white walls and cobblestone streets :-))

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2007 at 11:33 PM

    A very nice travelogue of Giron! Never saw like that. Thanks Malena for sharing!

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