1). BARICHARA – Santander
Also known as Pueblito Lindo of Colombia. This town stands out the conservation of his colonial architecture, white facade houses and wooden windows, platform and stone streets, churches of red bricks, conservative people and beautiful parks full of lowers and giants trees, make this place a calm paradise to visit. Barichara is the ideal place for those who look the peace and quiet and also for the adventurer, as very near can be practiced extreme sports as parapente and rafting.
In Barichara downtown, we find the Inmaculada Concepción Church, an extraordinary architecture jewel and one of the main monuments. The inhabitant base his life style in customs inherited from the ancestors, for that reason, the 40% of the community dedicate to creation and crafts sale.
2). AGUADAS – Caldas
A little town if we are talking about size, but big in colonial architecture and well conserved. The people is very kind and it stands out the conservation of very distinctive paisas.
When arriving to Aguadas you will notice a marvelous vegetation surrounding the town and huge mountains landscapes. There are also coffee crops, banana and panela caña. You can know the made process of the iraca straw hat and many other products hand made.
3). MONGUI – Boyacá
It has an industry of soccer balls made, Monguí stands out between the roads of Boyacá for the stone streets and the colonial architecture. You can see the inhabitant with the traditional ruana, which is a must-have clothes in this zone of the country as the temperature in Monguí is from 12º to 15º C.
Being in this place, you will forget of the city routine. You can go and take a look to El Páramo de Óceta where the panoramic view is nice and relaxing.
4) SANTA FÉ DE ANTIOQUIA – Antioquia
It is part of the towns called Colombia Heritage. A sense of permanence invade his inhabitant that has kept the colonial architecture in the houses and building in all the historical downtown which can be seen walking without problems to enjoy the beauty and calm.
You can take a horse in the green areas that surrounds the town, or you can take a walk to know the 8 well-conserved churches that conforms his most valuable treasure.
5). VILLA DE LEYVA – Boyacá
Also called as the one of the Big Square. This huge square of stone ground and surrounded by colonial house, receive the daily tourism and open space to a beautiful landscape, you can see the green of the mountains beyond Villa de Leyva, and the yellow of a desert that touches his borders on the other end.
The town inhabitant still have the traditions and costume of his ancestors as the white facade houses and ceramic roofs, the food, clothes and crafts.
As it is near the Candelaria desert (archeological area), Villa de Leyva counts with a great variety of dinosaurs fossils in a museum where you can know about this discoveries, also, parks as the Ostriches Park, and of course, a walk through the stone streets of the town.
6) MOMPOX – Bolívar
The Museum city. Named as Historical Heritage of Humanity by Unesco in 1995 and National Heritage in 1959. It has as main monument the main church of Santa Bárbara, located in front of the main square called by the same name.
The Mompox inhabitant lives their daily life in promoting the place as a touristic place that has no reached yet the 100% of possibilities, standing out the fishing, the crafts, the hability to design and knit garments with gold what is famous worldwide.
Another point to stand out is the cemetery, the details that the inhabitant add to the graves what is considered artwork.
7). SALENTO – Quindío
Cradle of the national tree “La palma de cera”. It is the older town in the region, the tourism is growing every year, due that near is located the Cocoa Valley and the Nevados Park.
Salento counts with a great variety of atractive places besides a traditional and colonial architecture. The Bolivar Square is representative of that and the Calle Real that is a commerce area in the town where to find wooden crafts and jewelery. The church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, the Lookover and the Alto de la Cruz are another points of interest.
8). SALAMINA – Caldas
The Light City. Declared National Monument and Historical Heritage of Humanity. From here are some Colombian writers and poetries known worldwide.
It is a typical coffee town with houses with balconys made with wood, with strong colors and windows and doors carved in wood. But Salamina is most known by the made of clothes for shelter as blankets, ruanes, hangings and more.
The most important places are la Pila (fountain), located in the middle of the main square, the Cultural House and the Santa Marta overlook.
9). JARDIN – Antioquia
It is considered the most beautiful town in Antioquía, the streets full of flowers honored his name. The colonial houses are painted in colors to fix with the flowers that decorate the balconies and streets. In this part of the country, the coffee is produced, for that reason it is not rare that their inhabitants consume in great amount and in any place, square, walking in the street, in the terraces, etc.
The town is surrounded by rivers and a great vegetation to enjoy ecological walks.
10). JERICÓ – Antioquia
Known for the sense of belonging to the catholic religion. Although it is a little town, it has a cathedral so big as the one of the cities of Medellín, Bogotá and Barranquilla. It counts too with a telespheric of 710 meters long.
His historical downtown with stone streets, colonial houses are decorated with cobblestones and you can enjoy a recreative walk meanwhile you buy some of their crafts.
Unforgettable Travels and Circuits to Colombia: Enjoy the towns is one of them.