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!