Monasterio Y Templo De La Recolección was built in the early 1700s and severely damaged by several earthquakes since it’s construction. It costs international tourists $5 (40 Quetzales) to enter the grounds and will take most people about an hour to walk around the grounds. Students receive a discount and will only need to pay 20 Quetzales or roughly $2.50 USD. The ruins are located very close to the bus station in town and not much farther away from the main market as well.
It feels a bit odd walking around the ruins as there are several tons of rubble and masonry still lying around in the church. Somehow it seems like the earthquake could have destroyed the church just days ago even though it has been several years. I would recommend visiting La Recoleccion ruins for this odd feeling alone.
For the last six Mondays we’ve brought you a review of each stop from an 18 day group trip down the backpacking trail through Colombia. We started in Bogota, and then made our way to San Gil, Barichara, Cartagena, Tayrona National Park, and Medellin.
Hopefully you enjoyed the videos, if you missed them you can click on the links below.
Right now maybe you’re busy or you only have so much time or maybe you just like seeing each stop by itself. Well these are the links for you. Pick your shot! Or take them all, we’ve lined them all up on the bar for you!
Or maybe you want to chug the whole trip like a cold can of beer. Well, you can do that too. Just click on the video player below and you can watch the stops summarized all into one video.
Or maybe you’re totally hardcore. Maybe you wanna go way beyond just chugging a can of beer. All right, we have something just for you maniacs. If you’re ready for the whole freakin’ show or you want to do a keg stand, click on the link below!
If you have any questions regarding Colombia leave me a comment or send me an email and I will answer them as best as I can. I’m happy to make suggestions or help with planning an itinerary.