Trip Planner: South America / Colombia / Santander Department / Barichara / Capilla de Santa Barbara
The simple 18th century chapel of Capilla de Santa Barbara charms with its historical presence and humble appearance. The mainly brick construction shows some age, adding to the chapel's historical appeal. A simple cross and sculpture of an ox pulling a plough greet visitors at the entrance. Lush orange and palm trees surround the chapel, which sits at the top of a hill. The interior remains just as simple, with a few pews and a very small altar. As you exit the chapel, take in the view of the white houses and rows of terracotta-colored tile roofs that line the steep mountain road, and peer out onto the lush countryside that unfolds on the horizon. To visit Capilla de Santa Barbara and get the most from your holiday in Barichara, create itinerary details personal to you using our Barichara tour planner.
Capilla de Santa Barbara Reviews
great view from this chapel looking down into town. check out the amazing stone work and tree right in front. this neighborhood of town affords amazing photographic opportunities at almost any time... more »
I was immediately drawn to this small chapel upon seeing it ‘up the road’. ..and it didn’t disappoint! The floor of the chapel is actually slanted and the pews built to accommodate it. Great photo..... more »
It's a really nice place and church. It seems to be somewhat old and that makes it extra appealing to me. I'm the outside of the temple there is a massive tree that I find fascinating and all I can think of is that I'd love to climb it.
Smalle church on top of Barichara, with a superb overlook of the town. Very popular as a wedding chapel, reservations need to be made 1 year upfront ! The wedding party starts at the townsquare and makes it way up tot the romantic chapel. People from all over Colombia travel tot this unique location.
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