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Archaeological Park of Tierradentro

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Address: San Andres de PIsimbala, Inza Cauca, Inza 192539, Colombia
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Impressive prehispanic decorated tombs

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Interesting place well worth the effort

We came from San Agustin. It took us five and a half hours by rental car. The first two hours were okay, but the the nice asphalt road disappeared and traveling became very slow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came from San Agustin. It took us five and a half hours by rental car. The first two hours were okay, but the the nice asphalt road disappeared and traveling became very slow. We had a few ,tumbles, ,reductores, and potholes, but managed to make it to La Plata. From there the first 30 minutes went fast with a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

So happy that we decided to make the effort to get over the mountains out to San Andrés de PIsimbalá to visit Tierradentro. The sites themselves are amazing with a wide variety of excavations, depths, stairwells, paintings, statues and carvings to see. The wardens and museum staff are delightful and super helpful (you will need basic Español). The hike around... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Really glad we made it here even though it is quite a trek (we got the direct bus from Popayan at 10.30 am; it takes about 5 hours). We stayed in San Andres and on the first day just visited one site near there - El Tablón, which has a few statues similar to those in San Agustín. The next... More 

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Sibenik, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I think that Tierradentro is must see in Colombia. It will take you two days to do everything (both directions), although you can do it in one day, but why? You can also rent a horses for 7.000,00 cop for hour and use them on one side of arheological site. On the other side horses cant go (the rough one... More 

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Southwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Most of what can be said about this wonderful and fascinating spot has already been said. The tombs are fascinating and the scenery is wonderful. As older travellers in our late 60s we Wanted to share our experience and offer some tips for all ages too. We caught the 10.30 am bus from Popayan run by Sotracauca which is the... More 

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Southwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Most of what can be said about the wonderful experience of both the tombs and the scenery has been said but we have perhaps a few tips for older visitors (we are in our late 60s). We went from Popayan and stayed one night at the Hospedaje Portada in San Andres. About half the road is paved but it is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

they are now working on the road, so the trip there can be a bit grueling, but once the road is done it will be much easier, but still a long trip. worth the trip though

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place! I decided to go because the tombs sounded interesting, but the highlight for me were the landscapes. Fantastic hiking around the park to the archeological sites. I stayed in San Andrés, a bit tricky to get to if you don't get the one direct bus per day from Popayán, I ended up sharing a cab from the... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. There are unique tombs, which were sculpted underground. It really worth the long trip.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Its a great, but hard daywalk to visit all the sites in one day. You pass through fantastc scenery, but the going , especialy up to aguacate is rough an steep. To make it a little easier , I started from San Ndres , went the eastefn part to the museum, took a moto up to San Andres and did... More 

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