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Casa del Fundador Gonzalo Suárez Rendón - Historical Building Tunja - Colombia

Casa del Fundador was the home of Gonzalo Suárez Rendón, founder of the colonial city of Tunja. It is claimed to be the only home of a founder still existing in Latin America. Built in the mid-16th century by Spanish and indigenous laborers, the mansion has Mudéjar and Andalusian features. The upstairs quarters give you an insight of Spanish life of that period, from the austere furnishings to the imaginative ceiling murals depicting a nobleman's favorite pastime, hunting. Guided tours are available in Spanish or English (if available). No photos of the second floor are allowed.


Carrera 9, Plaza de Bolívar

Tunja, Colombia

Historical Building Types:

Price Description:

$0.80 adults, $0.50 children

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:8 a.m., 2 p.m.

Open Hours to:noon, 6 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Churches and other museums.

Contact Information:
Phone: (0)7424725

Here are other activities in and around Tunja that may be of interest: The Churches of Tunja , Iglesia de Santa Bárbara and Puente de Boyacá.

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