For a tremendous view of the town, follow Cra 2 north to the Morro de Tulcán, once the site of a pre-Columbian pyramid and now a hill capped by an equestrian statue of Sebastián de Belalcázar, who founded Popayán in 1537. Near El Morro is Pueblito Patojo, a slightly bizarre set of buildings that are smaller copies of Popayán’s most famous landmarks. From the top of El Morro, a path continues to the three crosses of El Cerro de las Tres Cruces and on to the hilltop chapel of Capilla de Belén, accessible via a steep cobbled path from the eastern end of C4; the entire walk takes a couple of hours. There are usually people on El Morro, whereas the Capilla de Belén is more isolated; leave valuables behind if visiting either.

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