Colombian municipality of the department of Santander

Barichara is a village in the Santander department of Eastern Andino. It is widely acknowledged as one of the best preserved and most beautiful colonial villages in Colombia.

Get inEdit

Buses depart regularly from San Gil local terminal between 6AM and 7PM (COP$3,000, 40 min).


  • Barichara's downtown
  • San Antonio's Chapel
  • Santa Barbará's Chapel
  • Inmaculada Concepción's Cathedral
  • Cemetery


You can walk 2 hr from Cabrera to Barichara and from Barichara to Guane (3 hr). For more details see Trekking Section of San Gil.



  • The Hormigas Culonas, a kind of big flying ant, is the local speciality. They can be bought at the main place and at other places in the city.
  • Arepa Santandereana
  • Carne Oreada
  • Carne Seca
  • Cabro
  • Mute
  • Changua
  • Yuca



  • Los Tiestecitos, Cra 6 No 4-57, +57 7 726-7224. Cheapest of the town.
  • Tinto Hostel, CALLE 6 # 2=61 Bloque E casa 1, +57 7 7267725, +57 3102800218, . Check-in: noon, check-out: 12:30PM. A beautiful clean and tidy hostel, offers dorms and private rooms, very good prices one of the cheapest hostels in Colombia, capacity 20 people and has 5 bathrooms, Barichara is one of the 3 most charming places in Colombia, you can take a walk down to Guane (90 minutes) a pretty village. try steak with ants sauces or the traditional goat. COP$15,000.


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