The "Ciudad Blanca" (White City) holds a special place in the heart of Colombians. Nestled amid the verdant meanderings of the Cauca Valley, Popayán is the epitome of colonial charm, with its timeless narrow streets and pretty little cobbled squares. Numerous churches stand as reminders of a religious fervour that is revived each year in the form of Holy Week festivities, the processions for which are among the oldest and most spectacular in the country.
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