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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Where to stay in Paipa

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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  • It is unbelievable that this historic place and the breath taking monument in it have been forgotten. Even though there are police men who tell tourists the significance of the monument, the bad condi...  more »
  • It's a very interesting place to learn about Colombian history, unfortunately they don't have English spoken guides, so people who don't speak Spanish won't understand  more »
  • If you want to learn about the history of Colombia this is one of those places. Impressive sculpture telling the story of 14 brave man that fought the Spanish. The region around is also very nice and ...  more »
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  • Excellent place to know a little of Colombian history
  • An amazing monument
  • The sculpture of the maestro Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt is beautiful and imposing. A must site for those who want to make the tour of the "liberation route"
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  • Wonderful place when I saw him if it had a beautiful view from the top of the monument also was steeped in history. I know in detail history thanks to tourist guides who were on the monument.
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  • This site feels that it is being Colombian, the magnificence of the monument evokes the struggle for freedom that farmers in mountains and Plains succeeded in defeating the army by troops under the command of Venezuelan Colonel Juan José Rondón
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