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Hacienda el Paraíso
Hacienda el Paraíso

Hacienda el Paraíso

Vía Santa Elena - El Pomo, Corregimiento de Santa Elena, El Cerrito, Colombia

The Basics

The 120-acre (48-hectare) grounds can be explored as part of a guided tour that also makes stops at the nearby town of Buga, home to a revered statue of Christ that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. Choose a private tour of Hacienda el Paraíso to receive undivided attention as you visit the highlights of the hacienda grounds. On-site is the Hacienda Paradise House Museum, which offers a fascinating glimpse into 19th-century Colombia.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Hacienda el Paraíso is a must-see for fans of Latin American literature.

  • Wear comfortable shoes if you want to explore the grounds in full.

  • The cobbles and uneven terrain mean that Hacienda el Paraíso is not wheelchair accessible.

  • An adult admission ticket costs just a few dollars.

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How to Get There

The Hacienda el Paraíso is located near Amaime, 22 miles (36 kilometers) southeast of Cali. You can take a taxi there, hire a car, or visit as part of guided tour that includes transport and allows you to skip the hassle of navigation and car hire.

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When to Get There

Hacienda el Paraíso is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:30am to 5pm. The extensive grounds of the hacienda mean that it rarely feels crowded and makes for a relaxing escape from the bustle of Cali city.

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Buga Town Caught in the Spiral of Time

No visit to Hacienda el Paraíso is complete without stopping off in Buga, a salsa-infused town famous for its vivid terracotta basilica. Pilgrims from all over Colombia flock here to admire a statue known as the Black Christ of Buga. The statue is famous because, it is said, after years of deterioration the crucifix turned black and began to perspire miracle oil.

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