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About Popayan

Asunción de Popayán is a colombian municipality, capital of Cauca department. It’s located in the Pubenza valley, between Central and Western Cordillera to the southwest of the country. It’s one of the oldest and best preserved cities in America. This city is well known for its colonial architecture that is still preserved, it has 236 blocks of Historic Sector.Popayán was founded in 1537 by the Spanish conqueror Sebastián de Belalcázar, who traveled to the south of Colombia in s...earch of the mythical treasure El Dorado. During the Viceroyalty of New Granada, Popayán became a very important city due to the mining and commercial boom, and the arrival of Spanish families of lineage. In 2005, UNESCO declared Popayán the UNESCO city of gastronomy for its historical value and for being an intangible heritage of Colombians. In 2009, the Holy Week processions of this city were designated by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
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Travel tips for Popayan

If you have planned to move around the regions in Colombia, you might be asked to have the yellow fever vaccine. Other vaccines that you should consider -in case you travel to rainforest areas- are the tetanus vaccine and the hepatitis A/B.The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequence of 60 Hz. We recommend you to hav...e a plug adapter if you travel to places that use other voltage to avoid that the electronic devices suffer a short-circuit and don't work.Because it’s a small city with very beautiful architecture, it would be perfect if you can walk among its streets so you can appreciate the details of its constructions. Touring the city at night is also very pleasant.
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Popayan weather

Best time to visit Popayan

The best months to visit Popayan are January, April and September. In January the carnival of Pubenza is celebrated, in April the Holy Week is celebrated with processions practiced since the 16th century, and in September the National Gastronomic Congress of Popayan is organized.

Climate in Popayan

The Weather in Popayan is temperate and its average temperature is between 57.2°F (14°C) and 66.2°F (19° C) throughout the year. The months of greatest precipitation are October, November and December.

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Accomodations in Popayan

Villa Blanca Hotel
Location: 6th road # 0n52 Bolivar district, 190003 Popayan
Price: From 40 000 COP
Hotel located 9 km. from Santa Rita. It offers accommodation in spacious and comfortable rooms with flat-screen TV and private bathroom (with bath and shower). It has a living room, 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi and free private parking.
Sarai Hotel
Location: 6th Street # 5-30, 190003 Popayan
Price: From 60 000 COP
Hotel that offers rooms with flat screen TV, private bathroom with shower, and free WiFi. Also, they have a 24-hour reception.

Important dates in Popayan

Carnavales de PubenzaFrom january 4th to january 9thCarnival celebrated every year in order to pay homage to the racial diversity of Popayan. It celebrates the carnival of blacks and whites, that was created during the slave era, commemorating the day of the kings.
Popayan Short Film FestivalDuring NovemberIt’s one of the most important short film festivals in Colombia. It congregates colombian producers to show their work.


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