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Popayán is renowned as La Ciudad Blanca or White City for good reason with a plethora of well-preserved colonial gems, most of which with chalk-white facades. Only Cartagena supercedes it in size and scope as colonial settlement in Colombia. Founded in 1537 by Sebastián Belalcázar it grew to become a natural and key stop on the important trade route between Quito and Cartagena. This is a perfect town to explore on foot and at a leisurely pace as there are many colonial gems strewn along its streets.
Directions: You can't go in a wrong direction in Popayán!
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- Silvia on market day
- bring your appetite & camera accesories
- See All the magic Pipián
- try some Caucano if you eat too much
- make your own luladas
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