San Agustin Archaeological Park, San Agustin

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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  • Spend three to four hours to visit and includes the Museum. There are small stands of soft drinks and food within the Park and though much effort don't miss the views from the Hill on the other side of the river where are the ritual baths.
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  • This Park is a trip to the past, an opportunity to know and understand the culture of our ancestors. The tour without a guide you can take about 3 hours and will allow you to see the sculptures and works of art of the Indians who inhabited this area of the country. Seniors aged 65 and with some kind of disability pay no entry.
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  • The Park is spectacular, we were surprised how well organized and beautiful than this. The walk is long and is most comfortable the last stretch to the height of the lavapatas is very hard but is justified. Wear comfortable clothes, hat and sunscreen. It is worth paying a guide to explain the journey, which can take around 4 hours. It is a binding site to know if history will enjoy.
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  • Have been all over the world and seen most major sites...Yea I have. This site was a surprise and well worth the visit. Do not walk up the hill along the side of the road or you will be taking your life in your own hands. Take the collectivo for 1200 pesos. Bring snacks, water and a blanket to lay on. Take your time, no rush.
  • Super cool. You don't need a guide. It's really easy to walk around and explore on your own.
  • Nice place, really awesome little stone fellas! (Did the main site and it was awesome, however i thought it was gonna be bigger)
  • 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.
  • Don't miss the view from Lavapatas. It's well worth the moderately easy hike up :) most of the park is in a beautiful bamboo forest giving it a great atmosphere.

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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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