San Agustin Archaeological Park, San Agustin

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Visit the world's largest necropolis at San Agustin Archaeological Park, a World Heritage-listed group of monuments and megaliths depicting a variety of human, animal, and abstract figures. The park features a large collection of tombs and sculptures from a pre-Columbian society that populated the nearby area between the 1st and 8th centuries CE. Stroll the lush forest and see burial mounds, religious idols, sculptures of supernatural beings, and a large monument built into a stream bed. Visit the onsite museum for interesting exhibits and more information about the Andean civilization and its mysterious culture. Using our online itinerary creator, San Agustin attractions like San Agustin Archaeological Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Great place. We spent longer than expected. Really interesting. Good introductory museum. Various different sites. The one furthest away has very little there and up a big hill but there are nice view...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    The park can be reached within 2.5km (about 30min by walking) or by bus. The museum and the statues are presented in a nice setup and definitely invite to pass some hours. For the museum incl Park it'...  more »
  • September 9, 2017
    The archaeological park in San Agustin was definitely worthwhile to visit. The visit was most certainly enhanced by our tour guide Guia Miriam Montes! She speaks fluent English and was very thorough i...  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    There is absolutely loads to see here, my one regret is not getting a guide to show me around. However, there are plenty of signs explaining the history in English and Spanish. My only issue was the park was pretty expensive in comparison to other activities within the area. However, I did enjoy myself and the views from the top were pretty damn spectacular.
  • March 13, 2017
    Great park. Rich in history. Lots of open spaces and some great spots for photos and views.
  • January 9, 2017
    Great historical place. There is a nice little museum to get some background but the main thing is to see all of the stone statues. There is plenty to see here.
  • May 20, 2017
    Great museum many statues that represented ancient believes and cultures
  • August 5, 2016
    An awesome Archaeology Park tucked away in a thick and beautiful jungle. It took me and my girlfriend about 4 hours to walk through it and we really enjoyed seeing all these sculptures. I would suggest going early in the morning as it tends to rain in the afternoon here in st. Augustine.

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Where to stay in San Agustin

With local sites of immense archaeological interest, the tourist infrastructure of San Agustin is well developed, yet many of the town's main accommodations are in keeping with the pleasant look and modest size of the town's buildings. Hotels and hostels occupy neat villas on the town's outskirts, with sculpted grounds, comfortable rooms, and a family-friendly vibe. The main urban area provides plenty of budget-friendly options, primarily in the form of guesthouses in converted residential properties.
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