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Surprisingly sophisticated and well preserved Popayán has just about everything you could hope to find in a Spanish colonial city. The bright white buildings and the high architectural standard doesn't just extend for a few blocks around the central plaza, but covers the whole downtown area.

Within the city, there are some nice walks offering excellent views of Centro Historico, several worthwhile museums, galleries, churches, and many good cafés, bars and restaurants. As in many Latin American towns, the central square serves as the social center of the city where you can buy a cup of hot coffee or meet with a friend. It is usually full of street vendors and at night concerts or performances are taking place sometimes.

Popayán is a very enjoyable place just to stroll around without any particular plan. You can walk hours and hours, admiring the details of all those beautiful centuries-old buildings. Each turn of the corner brings another surprise or picturesque view.

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  • Updated Mar 22, 2009
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