Arts and Cultural
Casa de la Cultura Jorge Eliécer Gaitán
Created with the goal of paying homage to the unique culture of the eastern plains, this venue features thousands of artifacts, an art school, a public library, the Cine Club Villavicencio and a variety of fascinating events throughout the year.
Corporación Cultural Llanera
Featuring programs that seek to educate and celebrate the culture of the plainsman, this venue also places special emphasis on educating youth and children in the special nature of the region.
Points of Interest
Bioparque Los Ocarros
This stunning nature preserve is housed among estuaries, savannas and beautiful forests and is home to 193 species and 1900 animals, including the native armadillo, howler monkeys, native exotic birds and much more.
Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Located in the heart of the city, this beautiful church dates from 1845, and is a unique architectural mix of Gothic, Romantic and Byzantine influences.
Complejo Agroindustrial y Ganadero CATAMA
Located just three miles from the center of Villavicencio, this event space hosts a number of major fairs and annual events and is known for its beautiful architecture.
Jardín Botánico de Villavicencio
Featuring almost 100 acres of native forest, this botanical garden affords visitors the opportunity to take nature walks and appreciate the typical fauna of the Eastern Plains.
La Casa del Joropo
The most important cultural center in the city offers visitors fun and interactive exhibits to illustrate the old traditions, roots and history of the people of the Eastern Plains.
Merecure Parque Agroecológico
Located on Lake Tucunare, this 600-acre park features a beautiful beach, several water sports, and a sanctuary featuring flora, fauna, and hundreds of native animals in their natural habitat.
Parque de Los Fundadores
The largest park in Villavicencio features stunning water fountains, over 80 restaurants, and monuments fashioned by famous Colombian artists.
Parque Las Malocas
This theme park celebrates the customs, traditions and legends of the Colombian Plains and features sculptures, a theater and more, and is also host to a number of annual events.
Plaza de Banderas
This beautiful square pays homage to Antonio Villavicencio, one of the leaders of Independence of the region, and is a popular spot for cultural activities.
Plazoleta Los Centauros
Located in the heart of Villavicencio, this beautiful, historic square features a monument to the Centaur of the Plain and is one of Villavicencio's most popular attractions.
With more than 80 shops and services, this family-friendly shopping center also features a number of dining options, including ice cream parlors, as well as entertainment.
This mega-shopping mall is a destination in itself and features dozens of retail outlets, several dining options, a casino, multi-screen movie theater, entertainment, a skating rink and much more.
Bird-Watching in the Eastern Plains Region (Llanos Orientales)
For those who revel in the out-of-the-ordinary, the savannas of the Eastern Plains offer countless opportunities for bird-watching.
Encuentro Mundial del Coleo
This annual festival is one of the most important events held in the Americas in the art of being a cowboy, and along with amazing demonstrations and competitions, includes beautiful local music, Joropo dancing, and an overabundance of delicious, local food.
Feria Agroindustrial Pecuaria y Equina Grado "A" de Catama
This annual festival is held in January and features a host of activities centering around the very important equine and bovine industries.
Torneo Internacional del Joropo
Every year, the city of Villavicencio is the venue for the most important folkloric event of the Colombian plains, which attracts more than 500,000 visitors who partake in a feast and dance to the beat of harps, cuatros and capachos and celebrate the Joropo, a musical style resembling the waltz.
- Complejo Agroindustrial y Ganadero CATAMA
- Hospital Departamental de Villavicencio E.S.E.
- Universidad de los Llanos