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Villavicencio Things to See and Do

While the greatest attractions lie on the plains, Villavicencio does have a few things to occupy your time. At the Casa de la Cultura Jorge Eliécer Gaitán has international film festivals from time to time and the Museo Eduardo Carraza (Carrera 32 and Calle 40, Tel.: 8-671-4947 / 662-6327 / 310-286-5945). The Banco de la República features concerts and exhibits (Carrera 32 37-67). Many parks scatter the city like emeralds, as well as statues saluting llano culture and way of life. One especially spectacular one is Monumento a las Arpas: three gigantic harps (10 m high by 7 m wide), each with 32 strings of water—2 km along Ruta del Piedemonte, at the turn-off for the airport).


Several tourist routes radiate from Villavicencio. Along these are quaint villages, hot springs and other glimpses of the llanos. You can go horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, white water rafting and on wildlife tours.

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Parque de los Fundadores

Parque de los Fundadores

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, local families hang out at the Parque Los Fundadores, on the south side of Villavicencio. The masterpiece of...

City Park
Villavicencio , Colombia
Bioparque Los Ocarros

Bioparque Los Ocarros

Following the zoo trend of creating natural spaces for its resident animals, Bioparque Los Ocarros teaches about the creatures of the Orinoco...

Other Activity
Villavicencio , Colombia
Ruta Piedemonte Llanero

Ruta Piedemonte Llanero

Ruta Piedemonte Llanero follows the eastern edge of the Cordillera Oriental. On one side, the mountains scrape the sky, and on the other, the...

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Villavicencio , Colombia

Ruta del Amanecer Llanero

Sunsets and sunrises blaze over these eastern plains. The Ruta del Amanacer goes deep into the flatlands, teeming with cattle farms and wildlife....

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Villavicencio , Colombia

Ruta del Embrujo Llanero

The Route of Llanero Enchantment begins its southward journey on Highway 65 from Villavicencio. The first town of note, Acacias (Km 22), is the...

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Villavicencio , Colombia

Parque Nacional Natural Sierra de la Macarena

Those few travelers who ever make it to Parque Nacional Natural Sierra de la Macarena describe crystal-imbedded rock outcroppings from the...

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