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San Agustin Archaeological Park

San Agustin, Colombia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: A mountainous prehistoric site contains many imposing megalithic monuments and tombs with impressive sculptures.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The site is well laid out and when we visited was quiet. Our local guide was very knowledgeable and informative, but most only speak Spanish so if you don't make sure you have a translator. the little museum is worth going round.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

definitely go if you're in the country but it probably shouldn't be the reason that you go to Columbia. Definitely go early in the morning- it gets hot. after all, it is in Columbia. Like a lot of the old ruins, seeing so many at one time can become redundant. It was a very pretty walk and it was nice... More

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Slough, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Beautiful forest setting for an amazing set of pre-Inca funeral dolmen & statues. You could walk round alone, but having an experienced guide booked through the park made it really interesting.

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Tirana, Albania
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I hired an English-speaking Guide, Lucas Garzón, to visit the sites El Tablón and La Chaquira near San Agustín. After the tour, he suggested arranging a home-made supper for me. Since I'm interested in local food, I agreed. The family where I had the supper doubled the price because the guide had the supper with me without my invitation. If... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I spent half a day here and we arranged an English speaking guide at the entrance for 60 000 peso - it was definitely worth the cost as it's a large park and you would otherwise miss out on all the subtleties and stories behind the sculptures. The museum at the entrance is also very good and worth spending some... More

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Ithaca, NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I did enjoy the visit but the manicured grounds and groups of families made the visit more like visiting a park than an archaeological site. No Indian Jones experience here but still worth your time. Those on a tight budget may find the fee a bit much. To take full advantage of the 2 sites for one fee you have... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The sculptures and tombs are a few of the indigenous remains that can be seen in Colombia. The history and interpretation of these sites is very interesting and I recommend to do it with a guide otherwise you lose half of the story.

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12 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

One of the key sights in Columbia, really enjoyed my visit. the park is a short taxi ride from San Agustin. The statues were well set out; I would advise visiting in the morning as the light is better at that time of day. The weather was really pleasant when we visited warm with a gentle breeze, though there is... More

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Valledupar, Colombia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I liked my visit to the park very much, the place is very beautiful and very well kept. It was impressive. We were staying in a camping site near by, so we went walking, but there is a bus that takes you there from town, it is 1000 COP. We did not take a guide but found one of the... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Absolutely superb archaeological park - worth getting a park guide for the detail - which is fascinating. This was worth the journey south from Bogota and every minute spent there. Quite an amazing place.

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