Parque Caldas

Parque Caldas, Popayan: Address, Parque Caldas Reviews: 4.5/5

Parque Caldas
4.5
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Luis Zuzunaga
Portage, WI21 contributions
Beautiful park
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great beautiful old park in the center of the colonial part of Popayán. Ancient beautiful trees, p,entry benches, very well kept with many kinds of flowers.
Written February 16, 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,559 contributions
Named after Caldas, a wise man
Dec 2019
Caldas park is the heart of the historic town since its foundation in 1537. Originally it served as a market place, but as the wealth and the importance of the city grew it gained importance.

The square was renamed after one of Popayan's heroes in the struggle for independence from Spain, Francisco José de Caldas whose statue is in the middle of the square since 1910. Caldas was reburried in Popayan's Pantheon in 1905. People in Popayan are proud of the man who was not only an arms engineer, but also an astronomer, a botanist, geographer and journalist. He was executed by the Spanish in Bogota in 1813.

The parque is nowadays surrounded by a large pedestrian zone and always lively with people performing or just relaxing under the shady trees. Safe and a very pleasant center of town.
Written January 6, 2020
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Axl_Rome
Italy11 contributions
Christmas time is the best time
Dec 2019 • Family
In December the park had an enchanted forest theme to it, with giant flowers and mushrooms, as well as drops of water hanging from the trees. It is best to visit after dark, as all these giant objects are lit up
The park was completely full of people, making it a bit challenging to walk around
Written December 11, 2019
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Megaboss
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico22 contributions
Nice place to visit...
Oct 2019
I went to Parque Caldas both during the day and night. It is a pedestrian square so you need to find a nearby "parqueadero" and walk. The night ambient is great with landmarks illuminated for great pictures. There are police around the plaza for security reasons, but don't go alone just in case. Curiously at the plaza there are not many places to eat you need to find a place on the adjacent streets.
Written October 8, 2019
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Peggy M
Stornoway, UK128 contributions
beautiful area to sit and people watch
Jul 2019
Sat here for a while and lots of others too were doing the same.Lots of activities going on in the area and lovely buildings around it.
Written August 6, 2019
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hulstra
Maple Ridge, British Columbia95 contributions
Great central plaza for just sitting around and people watching
Mar 2019 • Couples
All the amenities are there: tourist bureau, street vendors, banks and atms, benches, flowers, trees and... pigeons.
Written April 2, 2019
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Yokeko
Anacortes, WA580 contributions
Great spot to rest
Feb 2019 • Couples
We are in Popayán for five days and love this park with its beautiful mature trees and plantings. Compared to some other places we have been in Colombia, this park is a wonder. Great people watching and nature in the city. There is no one asking you to buy things or eat at their restaurant which we really appreciate. And- the park is very clean.
Written February 24, 2019
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MMVR
Medellin, Colombia57 contributions
Save and great point to socialize
Nov 2018 • Couples
Wonderful Central Park in the historial city center of Popayan. Great place to enjoy the shade, do some people watching and hang with friends. Also frequently hosted a variety of local events.
Written November 27, 2018
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jlcaldwell507
29 contributions
Beautiful park
Nov 2018 • Couples
Nice park in the center of town to sit and kill sometime and do some people watching. An older gentleman had a 96 year old camera taking pictures. Neat place to hang out.
Written November 17, 2018
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lewishe2002
Guatape, Colombia22 contributions
Natural setting in center of old town
Aug 2018 • Solo
Caldas Park is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world of Popayan go by. The park has ancient evergreens that reach for the sky along with beautiful floral displays. It's safe to sit in the park at night--my favorite--and enjoy the atmospherically lit historic buildings surrounding it.
Written October 8, 2018
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