Barichara – a pleasant day trip from San Gil

Barichara Quick Facts:
  • About 40 minutes from San Gil
  • One way bus fares cost COP 3800
  • Walk around the central plaza and look for the cultural house. Inside they have a big map that you can use to navigate your way around.
  • Walk to the park atop the hill for excellent views

Every now and then, we take a day trip to a small town or a village. Such a place would not have any special sights to visit, but rather the town itself would be something of a tourist attraction. These are small towns to get away from the small towns. If you are ever in San Gil, do make the day trip out to Barichara. Its a very easy bus ride from San Gil. The bus stop to go to Barichara is a separate one – not the same as one to other cities. This bus terminus exclusively serves only nearby destinations.
Buses to Barichara are frequent, but beware that the last bus back from Barichara is at 5 or 6 pm in the evening. Cost one way per person was COL 3800. When you get off at the Barichara central square, ask the driver when the last bus back is and make sure you get back to the square by then.

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