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Torre del Reloj, Popayan

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Visit Torre del Reloj to see an icon of the city of Popayan. The tower's white walls, roof, and windows resemble those of other buildings located around the plaza. Take a close look at the clock and you'll notice that the number four is incorrectly written in Roman numerals. Consisting of 96,000 bricks, the structure was built between 1673 and 1682 in England, but didn't arrive in its current place until 1737. Arrange your visit to Torre del Reloj and discover more family-friendly attractions in Popayan using our Popayan trip 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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  • It is the most representative place from Popayan in my oponion. Built a long time ago, it has become a referent point for locals and visitors.  more »
  • A little different than most towns in Colombia, as the town is mostly white houses and buildings, fairly quiet most of the year, except mid April a lot of religious gatherings, but nice processions, e...  more »
  • Beautiful historic church with nice atmosphere. Provides a sense of colonial history and good place to walk.  more »
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  • Beautiful! Pictures don't do it justice.
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