Puente de Boyaca
Puente de Boyaca
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SAV - South America Voyager
Medellin, Colombia8,926 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I have been driving by this place a few times each year when I’m traveling from Bogotá north to Boyaca and Santander regions but stopped this time and so glad I did.

The statue is probably the largest that I have seen in the all of Colombia. Great place for photos and a good place to park your car and enjoy a walk, not to be overshadowed by the historic significance that this place holds in Colombian history.

I spent a bit over two hours, enjoying a coffee at the small cafes, just an enjoyable afternoon.

Life is good in Villa de Leyva, Boyaca!

SAV
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Written July 27, 2023
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Neil P
Houston, TX1,001 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
The place where Colombia won its independence from Spain becomes a holiday light wonderland for the holidays. Worth the drive but expect traffic. We parked half a mile away and walked. Many food vendors with interesting things.
Written January 3, 2022
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cazbatt
Barnsley, UK2,636 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is a an interesting place to visit and learn about some of the key events in Colombia's history. The actual bridge is only small but there are some great monuments to walk round. We paid for a local guide to tell us the stories which was well worth it.
Written November 2, 2019
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Corby S
Billings, MT103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
A large park designed to honor the historical battlefield. Sadly I was here during Christmas and the grounds were covered in tacky ornaments and bizarre lighting figurines. But an otherwise nice place to stop. The museum was closed when I visited.
Written July 2, 2019
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Suriel M
Bayamon, Puerto Rico83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
In this place colombia had one of its more memorable freedom battles, this place is packed with a lot of action and tradition...is a must see visit
Written January 15, 2019
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Scott B
Wantagh, NY685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
This is a small bridge, but has a lot of history and surrounded by a battlefield. This is my second time visiting and there was a new visitors center none of us recalled from the prior visit.

At night around Christmas this is a very nice stop with Christmas lights set up all over the hills, and a nice walk if you have an hour or two. This was a nice surprise on our way to Villa De Leyva to see it all decorated Colombian style.
Written January 9, 2019
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Juan Ca
Washington DC, DC137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
This is a must see on your way to Villa de Leiva, and the car entrance is right there next to the highway so you do not lose time finding the site. This is a small (very small) bridge that has great historical importance since it was the battlefield for the Battle of Boyaca which helped to made the path for the Independence of the Great Colombia (Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela) and it was the preamble to the Independence of countries in the south of South America. This is specially beautiful in Christmas time, since it it lighted everywhere with beautiful LED figures
Written December 3, 2018
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Astrid W
Bogota, Colombia134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
This historical place teaches you a lot about the battle for independence of Colombia, and it’s also a beautiful and green place to get nice sceneries and go hiking.
Written July 12, 2018
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Edward
Santa Rosa, CA2,484 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
This is the site of the important Battle of Boyaca in 1819, which was instrumental in securing independence from Spain. We stopped here on our drive from Bogota to Villa de Leyva and it is easy to visit because it is right off the main highway.

It is largely a nicely maintained park-like area of grass and trees with a reproduction of the tiny bridge and several monuments, including to independence leaders Bolivar (massive monument on top of a hill) and Santander (smaller monument next to the bridge).

There is actually little information about the battle and it is mainly a nice rural setting with the monuments to see. It would be better if they provided information on the history and the battlefield and where the forces were because as it is, it is just a monument site. There is a restaurant which we did not try and the only restrooms are there.

During the Christmas-New Year's season, it is covered with an collection of innumerable plastic things covered in lights - as one will see in many places at that time of year - and I guess some people like that but we find it tacky and it diminishes from the landscape and setting. These include obvious seasonal items but also many that are not, such as bicyclists, etc. As a result, at that time of year in the evening it is also crammed with people coming to see the lights and the road becomes a tight one-way path with lots of traffic, making it harder to find a parking spot.

It is worth a look but unless your really interested in seeing battlefields or the Colombian independence war, it is not a must-see place.
Written June 6, 2018
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Halreader
Orlando, FL46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
A history major like me had a wonderful time at this place, for it is here, during the 19th century, that the liberation from Spain began for what would be the nations of Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and namely, Colombia. My parents were Colombian, and I have lived in Bogota for a few years in my youth, so This battle is of significant importance when learning about the country, and its liberator, Simon Bolivar.
The battlefield covers a wide expanse of hill country with statues and monuments, but there is a building near the bridge called "El Ciclorama," a round structure which has the largest mural in South America, and when explained by the local guide, adds color to the rich history of the event held here and, most importantly, the people of Colombia.
A great place to visit.
Written April 29, 2018
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