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The 10 best National Monuments to visit in Colombia

Lun, 31 mayo 2021
The 10 best National Monuments to visit in Colombia

Colombia is an incredibly rich country, not only in biodiversity but also in history and heritage. Proof of them are the hundreds of National Monuments that are distributed throughout the entire Colombian territory and are faithful witnesses of the historical, architectural, patrimonial and archaeological wealth that abounds in Colombia.

Next we are going to present you the best 10 National Monuments that are characterized, among other things, by their authenticity, aesthetic and artistic originality. In addition to its beauty and importance for Colombia , its history and culture.

Top 10 National Monuments of Colombia


Monserrate It is the highest point in Bogotá and from there you can see almost the entire city, but Monserrate also has a chapel dedicated to the Morena Virgin of Montserrat, one of the most beautiful jewels of Colombia.

Walled city

The Walled City of Cartagena is only one of the National Monuments of Colombia , but it is also part of the representative list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites . The historic center of Cartagena is one of the most beautiful in the country and its walls one of the best preserved in the world.

West Bridge

Characterized by its four pyramidal towers, two on each side of the river, the Puente de Occidente at the time was considered the longest in South America and one of the longest in the world. This bridge contributed to the development of the region and today it is one of the most beautiful attractions to visit in Santa Fe de Antioquia.

Salgar Castle

Located 20 minutes from Barranquilla , the Salgar Castle is another of the best National Monuments to visit in Colombia. It was built in 1848 on the ruins of the old San Antonio fort during colonial times. It has an excellent view of the Salgar beaches and it is an exciting place as it served as a prison, as a colony and later, as a refuge.


Although the town of Mompox is not exactly one of the National Monuments, this destination is full of them; Its churches, houses, traditions and streets have a story to tell and are on the list of Colombian treasures.

Vargas swamp

The Pantano de Vargas is located two hours from Tunja , capital of the department of Boyacá . This was the place where the patriots faced and defeated the Spanish in the framework of the battles for the Independence of Colombia.

Tierradentro Archaeological Park

The Tierradentro Archaeological Park is another of the National Monuments and great treasures that must be visited in Colombia. It is found hidden in the heart of Colombia, specifically in the department of Cauca and is classified as one of the largest necropolises in the world. This destination is full of secrets and mysteries that are worth discovering.

Fifth of San Pedro Alejandrino

The Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is one of the most important National Monuments in Colombia , because here the liberator Simón Bolívar breathed his last. La Quinta is an old hacienda brimming with history that is located in Santa Marta and where visitors will not only be able to walk and see the place where Simón Bolívar died, but also learn about the operation of a hacienda of the time, among other things. more.

Lost City

Lost in the middle of the vast jungle of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta , is Teyuna , better known as the Lost City of the Tayrona; an impressive archaeological site much older than Machu Pichu in which more discoveries are made every day. One of the most exciting Monuments in Colombia to visit.

Bridge of Boyaca

The Boyacá Bridge, located 14 kilometers from Tunja , is another of the most important National Monuments since this was where the Independence of Colombia was sealed in the famous Battle of Boyacá . In the place there are another series of monuments and works of great value and beauty in which you can learn more about the history of our country.

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