Backpacker’s Guide to Popayan

Backpacker’s Guide to Popayan, Popayan, Colombia (B)

Popayan is long overlooked as a destination for backpackers. Popayan has played a major role in Colombia’s history dating back to the early days of the Spanish conquest and into the twentieth century. Nicknamed as the “ciudad blanca” white city, Popayan’s narrow cobblestone streets are guarded by the white walls of historical buildings which feature beautifully manicured balconies.

There are frequent busses from Bogota and Cali in the north, Neiva and San Agustin in the east and Ipiales and Pasto in South. There are about four daily flights from Bogota to Popayan and vice versa. The airport is open between 6 AM and 6 PM

The centre of Popayan can easily be accessed by foot from the bus terminal. Upon exiting the terminal, cross the road through the red foot over bridge and walk 5 blocks straight till you reach the centre. A taxi would cost 4,000 COP to the centre.

Popayan’s airport is located next to the bus station. It is a 20 minutes walk away from the historic centre. A taxi would cost 4,000 COP to the centre. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Backpacker’s Guide to Popayan
Guide Location: Colombia » Popayan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sreeram Hariharan
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Torre del Reloj
  • Iglesia de San Francisco
  • Puente del Humilladero
  • El Morro De Tulcán
  • Museo Nacional Guillermo Valencia
  • Iglesia La Ermita
  • Rincon Payanés
  • Capilia De Belen
  • El Mano
  • Kanda Restaurante Cafe
  • Hostel Trail