What to do and see in Sogamoso, Colombia: The Best Places and Tips

November 16, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Sogamoso (Spanish pronunciation: [soɣaˈmoso]) is a city in the department of Boyacá of Colombia. It is the capital of the Sugamuxi Province, named after the original Sugamuxi. Sogamoso is nicknamed "City of the Sun", based on the original Muisca tradition of pilgrimage and adoring their Sun god Sué at the Sun Temple. The city is located at an altitude of 2,569 metres (8,428 ft) on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes.
Restaurants in Sogamoso

1. Museo Arqueologico de Sogamoso

Calle 9 # 6-45, Sogamoso 152210, Colombia +57 8 7703122
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Museo Arqueologico de Sogamoso

Reviewed By Chris B

15minutes from Sogamoso plaza principal it's easily accessible walking. The staff were friendly and helpful. The exhibition was interesting although a little dated. The site includes a number of traditional Muisca houses (recreations) and the temple of sum, which is quite impressive. Cost to enter 7k COP per adult.

2. Mongui Travels

Street 5 # 3 - 62 | Calle 5 # 3 - 62, Mongui 152001, Colombia
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5 based on 59 reviews

Mongui Travels

Welcome to Monguí, The most lovely and authentic rural Town in Colombia and Ocetá, The most beautiful Paramo in the planet. We are a Travel Agency localed in the central Square. We help you with guides to hiking, cycling ,camping, medical insurance and services. Hotels, restaurants and culture activities. Call us.

Reviewed By Julmo R

We had a very good tour from mongui into paramo de oceta. Even if the weather wasn't so good with too much clouds, we enjoyed all the informations given about the muiscas, their stories and their social habits... Which were interesting to compare to ours...
Thanks again ;)
Julien & Sandra

3. Parque Zoologico Guatika

Km. 1 - Via Las Antenas, Tibasosa, Boyaca, Tibasosa 152260, Colombia +57 318 5720136
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4.5 based on 152 reviews

Parque Zoologico Guatika

Enjoy a great outdoor space with the best views. In our 45 fanegadas you will be able to see more than 500 animals, most of them rescued of the illegal traffic of fauna and received of circuses, you will be able to see wild and exotic animals besides to know the animals of the farm. A unique experience. We work and work closely with environmental corporations as well as environmental police. If after touring all our animal facilities you still have energy you can enjoy our amusement area for big and small. For the big ones we offer 5 adventure attractions like buggies, cavalcade, guatikable (tirolínea of ​​500m), guatisky (extreme pendulum) and climbing wall; for children (less than 1.20m) we have pony carousel, tricycle, miniguatikable, inflatable... After a long day of walking and playing at all we get the appetite, for this is the area of ​​restuarant, with variety of delicious dishes à la carte in a rustic atmosphere. The hotel is also at your service. We are waiting for you!

Reviewed By Wilmar186 - Bogota, Colombia

Really, not kidding, I have visited many zoos around the world and this is my #1. Why? because of the life quality of the animals. The animals are recovered from Circuses or other zoos. And they have a lot of space. Please visit them. It is really beautiful.

4. Pueblito Boyacense

Vereda Tocogua, Boyaca, Colombia +57 320 4781336
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4.5 based on 243 reviews

Pueblito Boyacense

Reviewed By Catherine T

This wonderful place let you remind the whole sun way around Boyacá with a model of every place you can visit! People is friendly and sweet hotels to stay.

5. Catedral San Martin de Tours

Carrera 10 No. 11-20, Sogamoso, Colombia 7702332
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Catedral San Martin de Tours

Reviewed By namchegompa - Bogota, Colombia

this was an interesting church because it's the first time i've seen a black jesus represented...or at least a very dark-skinned jesus. beautiful interior and fun to look around. to the right of the Cathedral is an extra space that is being used to house a holiday bazaar until at least 15 december-you can get christmas campy crafts or nice traditional panchos.

6. Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Mongui

Mongui, Colombia
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Mongui

Reviewed By namchegompa - Bogota, Colombia

i only peeked in because the basilica was closed (the star-shaped panels on the interior wood doors are mirrors except for the square-shaped panel in the middle with is glass and allows a nice view of the whole church). beautiful to be sure but what most impressed me about Mongui was the town square, the view from the town square, the nice locals, the statue in the square, and the soccer factories around the the plaza. We went to four little factories and saw them making soccer balls and there are some food options, too. not to be missed is the nearby puente de real calicanto. worth the 4 block walk.

7. Visit Sugamuxi

Calle 12 No. 10-48 | Of. 108-A, Sogamoso 152210, Colombia +57 8 7731118
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Visit Sugamuxi

Visit Sugamuxi is a travel guide or guidance centre (online service, plus an office in Sogamoso) into the tropical highlands of Sugamuxi, in the Department of Boyaca (Colombia). As a business we are a commercial branch of a nonprofit environmental local NGO, and have a proper legal certificate and a Tourism National Registration (RNT # 29375, as a Tourism Representing Office). Sugamuxi is a region located on the Eastern side of Colombian Andes, it is so called the Land of the Sun and it is main home and Temple of the Muisca people's ancestors, it is also the region of Lake Tota the largest lake in the country (which belogns to a paramo watershed and ecosystem), and located right in the middle of the Tota-Bijagual-Mamapacha paramo complex with nearly 170.000 Ha of potential hiking and exploration areas -with local guides, only through certain paths, and always caring these extremely important and delicate areas-. It is also a region of 13 beautiful towns barely explored by tourism, with a magnificent cultural offer and a superb landscape to enjoy exploring it. We at Visit Sugamuxi promote sustainable tourism, which means we care about protecting/conserving nature, people and its culture, and economy topics to benefit locals, and encourage visitors to get into genuine cultural interchanges by also caring about the sites and patrimony they will visit. For a complete guidance about our region Sugamuxi, please navigate our website, and once you visit us we kindly ask you to leave us a review here, or contact us directly to know about your experience and take into account all your comments for improvement. Cheers for now, and enjoy Sugamuxi!

Reviewed By cfrench11 - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Sogamoso has much to offer for tourists looking for an escape. The surrounding 13 towns that consist within the province of Sugamuxi is a region rich in historical value. According to early cosmogony, Sogamoso is the valley where the indigenous people of Colombia believed the Sun was born.
Visit Sugamuxi gave me direct exposure to raw cultural experiences and perspectives. It is a wonderful NGO run by passionate staff and volunteers who care deeply about Lake Tota and surrounding pueblitos. This organization is a must-visit to truly appreciate the Sugamuxi region. As my travels progressed, I recollected my time in Sogamoso where my journey began. It is the real Colombian experience.

Boyaca, Colombia
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Tibasosa

Reviewed By colombiatravelmarce - Bogota, Colombia

Tibasosa is well known for two reasons: because its ruled by women only and its lots of different kind of flowers at display in the main plaza, cute little town if its in your way.

9. Iglesia de Morca

Morca, Sogamoso, Colombia
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4 based on 8 reviews

Iglesia de Morca

Reviewed By LouenStephan - Belgium

De route van Sogamosa via Morca en Mongui is zeker de moeite waard om te rijden. Deze weg is niet geasfalteerd, maar het wegdek is OK. Zeer mooie zichten.
Morca is gekend voor zijn (kleine) steenkoolmijnen en voor zijn kerk.
Mooi gebouw, mooie kerk binnenin. Groot gebouw, hier komen heel wat mensen.

10. Plaza de la Villa

Sogamoso, Colombia
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3.5 based on 13 reviews

Plaza de la Villa

Reviewed By Tynedoc - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Typical Colombian city plaza, trees, park benches, icecream sellers etc. What sets this apart is the large statue of Muscian people bowing down to worship the Sun god. A nice piece in its own right, but wonderfully positioned right in front of the Cathedral. Must hack off the Catholics no end. Perfect!

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