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Parque Caldas, Popayan

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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Where to stay in Popayan

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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  • Every town in Colombia has a central parque, this one is possibly better than Salento's... but not as nice as Pacho's.  more »
  • Compared to Plaze Calzedo in Cali this is a resort. Very well maintained grounds. After a rainy nite there was a large cleaning crew attending to the paths, and vegetation. Many locals sitting and vis...  more »
  • This is a nice place for people spotting and a rest. It's located in the middle of the historical center.  more »
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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