Tunja

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The city of Tunja, the capital of the department of Boyacá, is a city which is famous for the well preserved historical monuments and its buildings with civil architecture from the Colonial times. There are many places in Tunja which are of great historical importance for the city, like the “Puente de Boyacá”- the place where the memorable “Battle of Boyacá” took place in 1819 and this monument is also known as “The altar of the homeland of all Colombians”. More in the center of the city visitors will find themselves at “Plaza de Bolivar”, which is considered to be the second biggest square in Colombia, after the one in Villa de Leyva. Furthermore, tourist should also visit “Casa del Fundador Gonzalo Suárez Rendón”, constructed during the 17th century from the founder of Tunja- Gonzalo Suárez Rendón.