Parque Caldas, Popayan

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Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and head to Parque Caldas, a picturesque, verdant, and vibrant plaza at the heart of town. With a history dating back to the beginnings of the city of Popayan itself in 1537, the park has since undergone renovation to become the modernised and metropolitan green space it is today. Vendors along the sidewalks offer refreshingly cool drinks or regional snacks if you get peckish. Pay special attention to the gleaming white colonial buildings that flank the plaza on all sides. Make Parque Caldas a centerpiece of your Popayan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Popayan road trip site .
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  • Well, the park is average. Not bad, but I have seen much prettier parks in South America. But you can hardly avoid this park as it forms the center of the historical part of town. There are a ton of p...  more »
  • It's a central square, the principal of Popayán. Surrounded by colonial and important buildings such as the Cathedral. Garden. To appreciate the everyday life of the city and its inhabitants.
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  • We enjoyed this plaza because it is possible to make contact with the people of the city. There are options enough to be seated.
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  • Remarkable history and a statue dedicated to one of Colombia's great hero's in the war of independence. Must visit site when in Popayan.
  • Very nice square. I loved the Christmas lights.
  • Sunday afternoon is a nice day to visit this place, you may enjoy a good coffee at Juan Valdez Cafe
  • Gorgeous ancient trees, city's landmark
  • Beautiful place, colonial structure. Excellent for taking pictures

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Quaint period buildings house some of the finest accommodations in Popayan. These often sit alongside well-appointed high-rise hotels, providing a good range of additional facilities, such as onsite restaurants and swimming pools. Budget-friendly options include inner-city hostels and simple hotels located on the outskirts.
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