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Barichara is a village in the Santander department of Colombia. It is widely acknowledged as one of the best preserved and most beautiful colonial villages in Colombia.

Get in[edit]

Buses depart regularly every 30 minutes from San Gil local terminal between 6 am amd 7 pm (3,000 COP / 40 min).


  • Barichara's downtown
  • San Antonio's Chapel
  • Santa Barbará's Chapel
  • Inmaculada Concepción's Cathedral
  • Cemetery


You can walk 2h from Cabrera to Barichara and from Barichara to Guane (3h). For more details see Trekking Section of San Gil.



  • Hormigas Culonas
  • Arepa Santandereana
  • Carne Oreada
  • Carne Seca
  • Cabro
  • Mute
  • Changua
  • Yuca



  • Los Tiestecitos, Cra 6 No 4-57, 726-7224. Cheapest of the town.  edit
  • TINTO HOSTEL, Carrera 4 N 5-39, 7267725 - 3102800218. checkin: 1400; checkout: 1230. A beautiful clean and tidy hostel, offers dorms and private rooms, very good prices, the cheapest option in Barichara but one of the most beautiful houses, capacity 20 people and has 6 bathrooms,beautiful views from the balcony and the perfect place for bird wathing Barichara is one of the 3 most charming places in Colombia, you can take a walk down to Guane (90 minutes) a pretty village. the traditional goat. 20000.  edit


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