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Puente del Humilladero, Popayan

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Visit Puente del Humilladero to see one of the most famous structures in Popayan. Eleven arches hold up this 19th-century brick bridge, which measures 240 m (787 ft) in length. According to legend, only the rich were allowed to cross the bridge, while the poor had to use the paths beneath. Add Puente del Humilladero to your Popayan travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Popayan travel itinerary maker.
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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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  • The humiliation bridge has a fascinating history. Its nice to take a stroll over and then head back over the smaller bridge to appreciate its architecture. The cement was a mixture of 4 materials, 2 o...  more »
  • Nice part of the Popayan visit, incredible hand built bridge with a great historical significance. Nice park next to it. Lot's of beautiful old buildings and museums in the area.  more »
  • And that's about it. The bridge has a past steeped in history but not a particularly awe inspiring site. The local guides will tell you it's history, but also that it's not named because of slaves.  more »
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  • A strong piece of colonial arquitecture used to be the main entrance to the down town. It's a mixture of nature and colonial style perfect to relax, read and walk around.
  • Excellent place to walk and have a picnic. Very safe a secure area during the day. Caution at night as some unsavoury characters were lurking about. Beautifully maintained colonial architecture
  • Beautiful arquitecture
  • Beautiful bridge, beautiful city!
  • A must see in Popayán!