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  La Ciudad Blanca indeed
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  • La Ciudad Blanca indeed - Popayán
      La Ciudad Blanca indeed
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      some yellow adds the right spice
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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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  • Written Jan 4, 2011
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