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Mesa de Ruitoque
This is one of the most popular destinations for extreme sports lovers and is just a few minutes away from the city, In addition to an excellent view of the Santander landscape, it is the best place around to try paragliding under optimum safety and climate conditions.
The region is known for its traditional sweet confectionary, offering obleas (wafers), dulces de paila (toffees) and other locally made delicacies, Visit the Jardin Botanico Eloy Valenzuela (Botanical Garden), dedicated to the preservation, study and research of the biodiversity of the region and which is home to heliconias, bamboos, palms, ferns and ornamental plants.
San Juan Girón Town
The excellently preserved buildings of San Juan Giron are steeped in history and tradition and reflect an era of great wealth and cultural value. The catedral del Sedor de los Milagros (Cathedral of the Lord of Miracles), the museo de Arte Religioso (museum of Religious Art), the capilla del Corregidor (Corregidor chapel), capilla de Nuestra Senora de las Nieves (Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows) and the Basilica Menor San Juan Bautista (St, John the Baptist Basilica) are just a sample of the town’s rich architecture, declared a National Monument in 1959.
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