Pantano de Vargas Monumento a los 14 lanceros, Paipa

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Admire Pantano de Vargas Monumento a los 14 lanceros, dedicated to the historic battle of Vargas Swamp in 1819. The monument was designed by Colombian sculptor Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt and was inaugurated in 1969, marking 150 years of Colombian independence. View the imposing 33 m (108 ft) tall structure made of bronze, steel, and concrete, which stands on the site of the historic battle. The monument depicts the fourteen lancers that bravely followed Bolivar and captain Juan Jose Rondon into battle. Add Pantano de Vargas Monumento a los 14 lanceros and other attractions to your Paipa trip itinerary using our Paipa vacation route planner.
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281 reviews
  • July 26, 2017
    Nice landmark, probably the best in Paipa, you can eat something local while you learn the story of Vargas Battle  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    That despite the fact that the site and the monument, being so important are so careless lack of light in the night, information is missing the floor is to arrange
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  • July 24, 2017
    Good view and interesting history told by people there, you can buy crafts and eat something close.
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  • May 8, 2017
    Excellent place to know a little of Colombian history
  • February 11, 2017
    An amazing monument
  • July 22, 2017
    There are guys dressed in period costume who tell the story very well. Super nice to go with children and to learn the easy story.
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  • August 3, 2017
    It is very nice, they should take care of it more
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  • July 24, 2017
    The story of the courage of our heroes of independence
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In the hillside town center sit the main accommodations in Paipa, with hotels mid-range to luxury dotted throughout the attractive knot of main and side streets. Down the hill and by the lake, a few hotels with larger grounds boast extensive views of the lake and a range of facilities. In the surrounding rural areas, a nice selection of spas and resort-style hotels provide relaxing experiences and themed rooms. To really dive into the natural charm of the region, look to stay at one of the campsites that sit by the main regional roads cutting through the landscape.
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