Barichara is often described as the prettiest town in Colombia, and not without good reason: it’s a truly lovely little town with stunning architecture, beautiful natural surroundings, and excellent boutique hotels and restaurants. We’ve rounded up the top 10 things to see and do in Barichara.
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción
The main church in Barichara is a gorgeous building made of the sandstone that dominates the architecture of the town—it’s particularly lovely at sunset when the stone turns a rich orange. The steps leading up to the church are a great place to sit and watch the world go by or enjoy the beauty of the town.
Walk the Camino Real to Guane
The old road from Barichara to the equally charming village of Guane passes through some of the region’s most beautiful scenery and the two-hour hike is one of the best activities you can do on a visit to Barichara. It can become a warm hike by the middle of the day, so make sure to set off early in the morning to enjoy the countryside in comfort.
Wander the beautiful streets
Barichara’s streets are central to the town’s appeal and there’s really no better way to appreciate the city than by spending a few hours wandering through it aimlessly. With plenty of pretty cafés, boutique craft shops, and photogenic street scenes, your trip to Barichara wouldn’t be complete without taking the time to explore its streets.