With its whitewashed colonial buildings, leafy main square, stone bridges and elegant churches, pretty GIRÓN makes for a great day-trip from nearby Bucaramanga, and is particularly worthwhile for those who don’t have time to visit other colonial gems like Villa de Leyva and Barichara. The pace of life here is extremely relaxed, and the narrow cobbled streets are perfect for a wander. Keep an eye out for the main Catedral del Señor de los Milagros and the attractive eighteenth-century capilla de las Nieves on the tiny namesake square.

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