Barichara is one of the few towns in Colombia where the government makes a clear effort to preserve the historical architecture and cultural traditions.
Walk around town or hop on one of the few local motor taxis.
Art and creativity are present all around town. Colour-coordinated house fronts and picture perfect flower gardens abound.
The town’s decor is seamlessly orchestrated to the smallest detail.
You will not go wrong trying some fresh baked goods on the go.
Endless beauty in Barichara.
Take the time and explore the magic of Barichara.
A sample of the pieces created by workshop students at the School of Arts and Trades
Goat glazed with ant sauce…a delicacy and typical dish from the Santander Region.
It is hard to avoid peaking through the many half- open doors wondering what stories lay within.
The past is very present in Barichara
If boutique hotels are your thing, be sure to check out this dreamy place.
La Nube Posada Hotel
Carpe diem…Barichara style.
Visiting Barichara in Santander, Colombia, is like traveling back in time…a time when happiness meant enjoying the simpler things and really taking it one day at a time. It is a town that embraces the future without letting go of the past.
Nestled in the middle of the Colombian Andes, Barichara is a place to disconnect from the fast pace that we have become so accustomed to. A leisurely walk around its cobblestone streets will let you discover most of what this Andean gem has to offer. You can wonder around in search of the perfectly hand-crafted art piece, peak through the half-opened wooden doors of the town’s endless colonial houses, chat with the ever so charming locals (including the mobile baker), or take the time to enjoy the delicious treats this oasis of creativity and peacefulness has to offer.
If you do decide to make this a stop during your Colombian journey, I highly recommend you drop by the School of Arts and Trades. The school has wide assortment of crafts made by locals during free workshops offered in-house. Or if typical and mouthwatering food is what you are after, try the goat glazed with ant sauce at the Las Cruces Restaurant, also within the School of Arts and Trades.
And if you are in Colombia or are planning to visit…please go to Baricharaa…taste of paradise awaits!
The majestic Eastern Range of the Colombian Andes is a land full of history and tradition. These mountains were once home to the Guanes, one of the many indigenous tribes that gave Colombia its richness in culture. Nestled in these massive mountains one can find quaint colonial towns, mouth-watering food, award-winning coffee, beautiful hand-made crafts, and the ever-so happy and welcoming santandereanos. This is a place that must be explored and rediscovered. Stay tuned for more on the region, including a walk around Barichara and a tour around the farm responsible for one of the best coffees in the world.
La majestuosa Cordillera Oriental de los Andes de Colombia es una tierra llena de historia y tradición. Estas tierras albergaron en el pasado a los Guanes, una de las muchas tribus indígenas que dieron a Colombia su riqueza cultural. Ubicados en estas gran montañas se pueden encontrar pintorescos pueblos coloniales, la deliciosa comida regional, uno de los mejores cafés del mundo, bellas artesanías hechas a mano, y a los santandereanos siempre alegres y acogedores. Este es un lugar para volver a descubrir y explorar. Esperen pronto más información sobre la región, incluyendo un paseo alrededor de Barichara y un recorrido por la hacienda cafetera responsable por uno de los mejores cafés del mundo.