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. Add Parque Caldas and other attractions to your Popayan trip itinerary using our Popayan vacation generator.
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  • August 13, 2017
    10/10 to explore on foot! By booking a good restaurant! and always with very pleasant and friendly guides! do the loop on foot in the morning and without hesitation
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  • August 9, 2017
    A nice quiet place, course, to settle and people watching. Very nice early evening
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  • August 8, 2017
    Parque Caldas is nice, there are always street performances on which gives you something else to do rather then sitting on the bench watching the pigeons  more »
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  • January 1, 2017
    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.
  • February 8, 2017
    Very nice square. I loved the Christmas lights.
  • January 23, 2017
    Sunday afternoon is a nice day to visit this place, you may enjoy a good coffee at Juan Valdez Cafe
  • April 6, 2017
    Gorgeous ancient trees, city's landmark
  • November 24, 2016
    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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