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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  • In Popayán there is one of the parks most beautiful beautiful view with trees dating back to earlier decades and preserve its colonial history, is ideal for those with small children as it has good visibility and beautiful pigeons that you can feed in addition to places where you can take beautiful photos for your memories and typical snacks like wafers, peanut and shaved ice.
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  • Cute place. It is worth knowing. Walk at night under the fog. It is pleasant. I recommend it...
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  • Caldas Park is a nice place to see their premises, enjoy a "raspao" and observe the beautiful architecture of the city centre. Central site for interesting anywhere in the city.
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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.
  • Sunday afternoon is a nice day to visit this place, you may enjoy a good coffee at Juan Valdez Cafe
  • Very nice square. I loved the Christmas lights.
  • Beautiful place, colonial structure. Excellent for taking pictures
  • Gorgeous ancient trees, city's landmark

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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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