Cementerio Barichara, Barichara

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#3 of 18 in Historic Sites in Santander Department
Take some time away from the city and head to Cementerio Barichara, known for its intricately carved gravestones adorned with grey iron crosses. A calm square and a small, charming church in picturesque environs flank the cemetery, and each carved headstone seems to tell an allegory specific to that person's life, adding an unusual and interesting element to the graves. Head inside the church to survey an ornate carving of the Last Supper. Use our Barichara vacation builder to visit Cementerio Barichara on your trip to Barichara, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 8, 2017
    It's completely beautiful, colorful, magical, when you enter feels a different energy, a really sacred place full of culture, their graves accounts each person buried history.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Interesting to know the local architecture more beyond life and habits to reflect and do homage to the dead
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  • July 23, 2017
    Very authentic, local flavour. well kept, full of colourful plastic flowers with pretty graves. Clean and proper  more »

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Whether here for the architecture or the superlative landscape that surrounds the town, you'll find accommodations to match your needs in Barichara. Characterful colonial-era buildings house some of the more established hotels and guesthouses, while newer hotel complexes provide a range of amenities. Many visitors scramble for a room with a view, seeking out a veranda or balcony yielding a piece of the gorgeous scenery. Still, the town offers such scenes throughout, so if you decide you don't need one from your room, you'll find a solid selection of budget-friendly lodgings here, with simple rooms at good prices.
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