The white city with colonial charm of Colombia
Nestled in the green meanders, 1 737 meters above sea level, Popayan is the true incarnation of the colonial charm with its picturesque streets and its beautiful cobbled squares.
The numerous churches are like open sky works of art, testifying the town’s religious tradition, which is still alive today during the Holy Week processions.
The whitewashed facades, the city’s culinary heritage, the hot springs of Coconuco and Silvia, the nearby village where the Guambianos live, make Popayan a region not to be missed.
The department is also home to the largest archaeological site in Colombia: Tierradentro, as well as the island of Gorgona, an amazing national park in the Pacific Ocean.