Barichara is often known as the prettiest town in Colombia, it is a compact little hillside town on a hot plateau. Visitors will delight in the quaint simplicity of the whitewashed houses, cobbled streets and red-tiled roofs.
Barichara is a National Monument which dates back to the Spanish conquest. It features some of the most well preserved and strikingly beautiful architecture in the Americas. Barichara is perched beside the canyon of the Suarez River with a breathtaking view of the entire region. Visitors will delight in almost perfect weather year round. Its legacy is stately stone architecture which make it a unique and charming village. The village is also an inspiration for talented artists, who open their workshops to anyone who wants to obtain a magical and unforgettable souvenir to remember this region and its creative populace.
During your walking tour, you will discover the workshops of artisans who are famous for their craft, particularly the stonemasons and vegetable fiber artisans. You will also discover factories producing quality hand-rolled cigars. Note that the churches – The Immaculate Conception in the main square, the Santa Barbara Chapel to the north and the cemetery are also carved in local stone.