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La Chaza - Other Activity Pasto - Colombia

Sundays, men of all ages partake in Chaza de Bombo, a ball game where four-to eight-man teams hit a tennis ball with a bombo, an 80-centimeter (32-in) -long, wooden racket with a 22-centimeter (9-in) -wide head stretched with hide.When the ball hits the rackets, it sounds like the beating of drums. The game follows the rules of tennis, but with no net. In Chaza de Tabla, the racket head is wooden, studded with rubber. Then there is Chaza de Mano, in which the ball is hit with the bare hand. In these two forms of the game, the 800-gram (28-oz) ball is made of solid rubber. This game of pre-Columbian origin is played only by men.

Pasto, Colombia

Other Activity

Getting There

From Calle 17, between Carrera 21 and 22, catch buseta Ruta C3, E1 or E3 “Barrio Florida” to Parque Bolívar; the Estadio de Chaza is across from Ferretería Argentina. To watch a game of chaza de tabla or chaza de mano, catch Ruta C5 or E3 as it passes along Calle 17.

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Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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