different subregions of Norte de Santander delight the visitor with their
welcoming villages that emanate history, rescuing their ancestral tradition by
attracting for its thematic and historical tourism where they possess assets
with architectural, historical, aesthetic and environmental characteristics
representative of the time being seduced by The geographic characteristics,
climatic characteristics that add particularities to the total culture of the
department, becoming potential of natural wealth with parks, moors, forests,
lagoons and biodiversity that privileges to own and produce fauna and flora,
and without naming the pillars Of life as are the rivers that bathe the region.
The most representative cultural and tourist aspects of the North Department of
Santander by subregion are the following:
known as the province of Ocaña, full of stories and culture"; It also has
the unique natural area of Estoraques, known for its varied vegetation within
a dry forest. It possesses a Historic complex, contemplated in the municipality
of Ocaña that constitutes one of the Historical - Cultural patrimonies more
important of Colombia.
the municipality has architectural monuments and national assets recognized as
The Temple and Cloister of San Francisco, the Column of Liberty of the Slaves,
The Sanctuary of Torcoroma and the School Jose Eusebio Caro. It is also
possible to emphasize the important icons located in the urban helmet; The
colonial architecture defined in places like the Cathedral of Santa Ana, The
Temple of San Agustín and the Fallen Jesus are a clear example of this. The Los
Genitores parade, which has become the most outstanding of the region of Ocaña
and one of the most significant of North of Santander, represents the history
of Ocaña in attractive paintings or comparsas that remember the most
outstanding events of the locality and His outstanding characters; Based on the
work Los Genitores, by the historian Alejo Amaya.
constant participation of this event by the community and its contributions to
the pedagogical and cultural processes in local history, the governorship of
Norte de Santander declared the parade as a cultural interest of a departmental
nature and finally, the Congress of the Republic , On the initiative of Dr.
Armando Amaya Álvarez, issued Law 1046 of 2006, which elevates the parade to
the category of Cultural Heritage of the nation.
2005 according to resolution 0928, the Municipality of Carmen is declared of
cultural interest of a National character, by the Ministry of culture because
of the colonial historical wealth that makes it a place to visit.
addition, the municipalities of the subregion are known for their steep
streets, houses with rammed walls, roofs built in Spanish tiles showing urban
beautification, scenic and picturesque
conformed by the Catatumbo Zone, humid and tropical forest, with great variety
of flora and fauna, is credited within the System of Natural National Parks of
the Ministry of the Environment; Tibú, the municipality with more extension
within the Department, highlights the indigenous settlements MOTILÓN BARI, the
last indigenous people who preserve their ethnic and ancestral riches. It is
considered as the municipality with greater petroleum influence with the Caño
Limón Coveñas Pipeline; In addition, it is the first producer of Cocoa of the
Department. The Cathedral of San Luís Bertrán, the Refinery of ECOPETROL and
the main Park Luís Vergara are the most representative sites. Also, the cave of
the Indians and the Stone of the Spaniards located in the municipality of
Sardinata, stand out within the historical and representative sites of the
region, has municipalities of beautiful landscapes, pleasant climate and
extensive hydrography; This is how the municipalities of the region are an
important natural legacy, with areas of life ranging from the low Premontano
forest to the Prepáramo forest or Niebla forest. Recently the declaration of
Regional Natural Park Sisavita has been consolidated in a Lacustre Zone, in the
region of Santurbán that contributes a great part of water resource to its
slopes. The beauty of its waters is characterized by its purity as well as the
Juana Naranja well and site of interest and tradition the seven jets of the
municipality of Salazar de las Palmas. The municipality of Santiago "The
door of the sun of the West" is part of one of the weekend rest and fun
places of the North-Easterners, which offers tourists a diversity of spas and
different statesmen that are located on the edge of the Peralonso River.
characteristic is assigned by the presence of important Museums and by having
the most complete collection of religious art and colonial painting becoming
the main tourist attraction to visit. The Museums are recognized by the
Ministry of Culture and Tourism where the Anzoátegui Museum, the Museum of
Colonial Art, the Museum of Modern Art "Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar"
and the Museum of Religious Art are located in the municipality of Pamplona.
The celebration of the Holy Week of the mentioned municipality has national
recognition, being part of her, processions, religious acts, cultural and
artistic events. Also, the jurisdiction of Pamplona is known as the Student
City of the East Colombian, bringing with it important advances in
infrastructure and cultural assets, we also found in the Municipality of
Chitagá the house where General Bolivar was hosted.
East South Subregion
It is the
appropriate region to carry out tourist activities, adventure, rest and extreme
sports like paragliding and yorrentismo, offers births of hot springs and you
can appreciate the orchid crops the celebration of the Fairs and Festivals of
San Nicolás realized in the municipality of Chinácota, who in turn, keeps the
history of the signing of peace in the war of a thousand days, which attaches
importance to his legacy culture. It conserves an important natural resource as
the moor of Mejué And its main attraction is the large number of cabins that
allow the activation of various economic activities such as the rental of
cabins and the construction of them. Of great recognition is the production of
Organic Coffee, flavored, export type of the Municipalities of Toledo and
Labateca. The Sub Region possesses innumerable natural riches; Large expanses
of forest reserve, the National Park "EL TAMÁ" and invaluable
reserves of indigenous tradition like the U "WA.
known as the metropolitan area of the department; Cúcuta, "forest city
of Colombia" and capital of North-Eastern, brings together all the most
city-like aspects of Norte de Santander.
presence of innumerable services of hotel, commerce, restaurants, commercial
centers, standing out the innovative open-air shopping center is generator of
tourism and recreation. Also, with a great variety of aesthetic and dental
clinics, becoming a provider of medical and surgical services to the entire
department and the brothers of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The doubly
Glorious Cúcuta Deportivo has created an unparalleled and significant sense of
belonging, making the city an ideal setting for good image and behavior,
showing cultured people when it comes to appreciating and celebrating the joys
and euphoria of Colombian Football.
Rosario, a National monument municipality and of historical importance for the
country, in which the first Constitution was constituted for the year 1821 in
the Constituent Congress of the time. In addition, it was the birthplace of
General Francisco de Paula Santander, Vice President of Greater Colombia in the
period from 1819 to 1826 in charge of executive power and President of New
Granada between 1832 and 1837, highlighted as the man of the laws .