Santander

Girón

Interesting
Girón
The Essential
Interesting
This is a pleasant little town, with quiet, narrow cobblestone streets and well-preserved houses. Founded in 1631 on the banks of the Río de Oro, until the 18C it was the main town in the region. On the main square are the Basílica Menor and the Mansión del Fraile, where the signature ratifying Colombia's independence took place. The picturesque Parque Las Nieves, a small square surrounded by low-slung houses with tile roofs, stands out against the backdrop of the mountains.