We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nicer from the outside.

The church is very beautiful from the outside. It's a few blocks from the main square. Do not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Beautiful landscape

This is a small colonial preserved town you must visit during your trip to Santander-Colombia... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 244 reviews
All photos (178)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“old church”(4 reviews)
“small church”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Calle 6, Barichara, Colombia
+57 300 3688109
Improve This Listing
Reviews (244)
Filter reviews
39 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews old church small church beautiful view chapel architecture town parque facade walk santander
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is very beautiful from the outside. It's a few blocks from the main square. Do not bother paying the small entrance fee to go in unless you are really into religious art. Much nicer from the outside. Most people did not go in....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 43tasneema
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small colonial preserved town you must visit during your trip to Santander-Colombia. Amazing view, architecture short walks.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 91alexiaa
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The church is at the end of town. Can easily walk or take a Tuk Tuk. The church is only used now for weddings, funerals and baptisms. Beautiful view of the town. Tree outside represents two lovers. Two trees that grew together entwined. The facade...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Very old chapel. The first of Barichara. Recommended and easy to access. It’s inside the town. Best view of Barichara from the chapel.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JuanchoTorresLara
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Nice little church at the top end of town. Some interesting stone statues out front. Art exhibit going on when I visited so didn’t go inside.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed 12 January 2018

An interesting building, and once a church, this has become an art gallery inside. Be sure to enjoy the facade and the square.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Frederick H
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The exterior is much nicer than the interior. It adds a lot to the overall city look as you can see it from lots of narrow lanes.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LevinY
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

If you like churches then this one is one to stop in and see! It’s over 400 yrs old and is preserved to show the culture of a time past. They do not even hold Mass here any more and it’s only rented out for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Zack A
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I went to view several movies at this church. It is very big and has good acoustics. The church per se is simple but is shows some architectural features of the time of construction.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Adriana R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

It's nice to see if you are walking around in Barichara, but I wouldn't really go to Barichara to see this chapel. The city on its own on the other hand is very charming. Wandering through these tranquil streets with shops and bars is very...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank packtolife
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 nearby hotels
Barichara Parque Hostal
19 reviews
.23 km away
Hotel Mision Santa Barbara
100 reviews
.24 km away
Hotel Boutique Los Angeles
29 reviews
.25 km away
Casa Oniri Hotel Boutique
128 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 76 nearby restaurants
Shanti Recetas para el alma
271 reviews
.42 km away
371 reviews
.41 km away
7 Tigres
288 reviews
.11 km away
Al Fogolar
151 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 30 nearby attractions
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion
130 reviews
.43 km away
Cementerio Barichara
128 reviews
.48 km away
Parque Para Las Artes
79 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Capilla de Santa Barbara staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines