Vargas Swamp Lancers, Paipa

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Admire Vargas Swamp Lancers, dedicated to the historic battle of Vargas Swamp in 1819. The monument was designed by Colombian sculptor Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt and was inaugurated in 1969, marking 150 years of Colombian independence. View the imposing 33 m (108 ft) tall structure made of bronze, steel, and concrete, which stands on the site of the historic battle. The monument depicts the fourteen lancers that bravely followed Bolivar and captain Juan Jose Rondon into battle. Put Vargas Swamp Lancers into our Paipa trip itinerary builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Paipa.
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  • You can take the bus “transturistico” in Duitama bus terminal or any other bus that has that route. Confirm with them if they can drop you off in the monument “Pantano de Vargas”. And in the monument....  more »
  • In this place you can learn a lot about our history in Colombia, more specifically how these brave young guys fought against heavily armed soldiers and won! Master Betancourt beautifully sculpted...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Filled with Colombian history and how the country got its independence. Peaceful and solemn!
  • It is one of the most beautiful monuments in colombia

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