Indigenous Market In Silvia, Colombia

Silvia is an Andean town in Cauca Department, Colombia. Every Tuesday, an Indigenous market of the Guambiana community takes place in Silvia. The town is not far from Popayán, I went there for a day trip when I visited Popayán. It was mainly the indigenous Guambiano Indians living in the nearby areas who host and come to the market. I love their traditional clothes. They all wore hiking shoes, blue capes, long swing skirts and a lovely wool felt hat. In the market, mainly the agricultural product and meat was sold, plus some clothes and shoes. There are also a small area of food stalls where you can get lunch and snacks. The market was not really touristy. I did found some handmade beaded bracelets to buy, but not such a tourism industry there selling mass souvenirs. Still, it attracts some tourists, including myself, I even saw a lady who bought the whole set of Guambiano traditional clothes and was super happy posing with them on.

Pre-Columbian Underground Tombs in Tierradentro, Colombia

 Tierradentro is an archaeological park in Andean’s central cordillera of Cauca, Colombia. The area is famous for Colombia’s pre-Hispanic culture as it holds several stone statues of human figures and many hypogea (underground tombs) dating from the 6th to the 10th century.