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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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  • It is one of the historical attractions of Popayan who certainly should know if is this in the city, is a beautiful bridge of bricks but unfortunately the inside of the arches have been painted with graffiti by people that are going to take drugs under the bridge, it is for this reason that it is not advisable to walk with cameras below , that us him advise very kindly police from the area when we wanted to go to the small bridge that is on the side called "Of the custody", and only recommended us to go over the bridge of the Humilladero. It is also a place that lends itself to take good pictures
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  • For Europeans do not really special for South Americans. Next to it is an even older bridge. Now he lies in a beautiful little park
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  • Nice ride, there are tourist police that recount the history of the site and provide information on public spaces.
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  • Beautiful bridge, beautiful city!
  • A must see in Popayán!
  • If you visit Popayán is a forced stop
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  • A space that combines the best of many #Culturas. #Presente and #Pasado are mixed under the #Iconica of the #PuenteDelHumilladero #Arquitectura
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  • It was built in 1873 on arches of brick and calicanto, by Fray Serafín Barbetti and a German engineer between the city centre and the alley quarter (what is now the Bolivar district). At the point in which it was built had a hill too steep so people had to climb almost on his knees, hence its name. It functioned as one of the main entrances to the city, is currently a place tourist near the Bank of the Republic library.
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