Puente de Boyacá

Puente de Boyacá (in English: The Bridge of Boyacá) is a small bridge located at the Bogota-Tunja highway, 110 km east of Bogotá and 14 km west from Tunja in a valley, crossing Teatinos river. Numerous monuments have been erected in the surroundings to commemorate the historic battle of August 7, 1819 known as the Battle of Boyacá which granted independence to Colombia.

The bridge was built in the early 18th century, and was dedicated as National Monument and memorial of independence in 1920.

Commemorative monuments

Near to the bridge are located the following secondary monuments:

  • The Von Miller monument, depicting five allegoric female figures (Symbolic of Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia) holding Simón Bolívar.
  • The Francisco de Paula Santander statue.
  • The Triumphal Arch, depicting the three main races (caucasian, African and native American) that combined into the Colombian ethnic mix.
  • The Flags Square, with The Liberty Fire; a perpetual gas-ignited flame.
  • The chapel, with four daily masses.

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Georban
6 October 2012
Ubicado sobre el costado derecho de la carretera a 110km de Bogotá y a 14km de Tunja. Majestuosa infraestructura cultural e historica, el parqueadero si es que de buena ayuda.
Julian Camargo
14 December 2012
Vale la pena recorrer este sitio después de las 6 pm y disfrutar el alumbrado navideño. "Paciencia mucha gente visitando y los trancones son inmensos" Calma y precaución en la vía.
KAMIAN
2 December 2015
Una visita obligada a uno de los lugares con mas importancia histórica de Colombia, recomendado en navidad por su bella iluminación.
Francisco Javier Arenas Murillo
Un lugar muy bonito y agradable parte de la historia de nuestro pais! Muy organizado buen parqueadero y buenaa vias! Comida muy rica
David Florez
9 December 2013
Lugar bonito para apreciar en Navidad , bastante decoración navideña, no esta tan bonito como otros años pero vale la pena visitarlo
Federico Almanza
16 September 2022
Monumento histórico, de gran proporción, recomendado para conocerlo
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