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    Semana Santa in Popayan

    by rambling_rose Written May 3, 2008

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    OK, the accommodation is more expensive and the place is packed with visitors, but you really should visit Popayan during Easter Week. Processions happen every evening from about 8pm, with the biggest and best on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Take comfortable shoes - there's a lot of standing around!

    Maundy Thursday effigy Maundy Thursday procession Children's procession girls carrying incense
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    • Festivals
    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel

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    by swesn Written Oct 21, 2007

    Popayan had been destroyed in a major earthquake in 1983.

    Now, having been fully restored, Popayan still retains its colonial flavour. Most of the buildings around are painted white. There are charming two-storey buildings, monasteries and churches.

    While there are seemingly a handful of churches and museums to visit, I didn't bother by now. I simply walked around the city and enjoyed the peaceful, charming feel.

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