Semana Santa in Popayan
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!
- Religious Travel
- Historical Travel
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.