Nariño (Pasto)


is a department of Colombia named after Antonio Nariño, who is considered the precursor of independence by translating and disseminating the declaration of human rights in Colombia. The apartment is located southwest of the country, on the border with Ecuador and the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is San Juan de Pasto.

Nariño has three major regions: the plains of the Pacific, the Andes (corformada by sub basin Juanambú - Patia Valley Atriz - Galeras and plateaus of Ipiales and Túquerres) by the Amazonian slopes. The climate varies altitudes: hot on the Pacific and cold in the mountainous part, where most of the population lives, a situation that is repeated in North-South direction. The department is mainly agricultural and livestock.

Fairs Nariño

The Blacks and Whites' Carnival is the largest and most important festival in southern Colombia, although its Geographical Indication belongs to the city of San Juan de Pasto, 1 has also been adopted by other Nariño and southwestern Colombian municipalities. It takes place from 2 to 7 January each year and attracts a considerable number of Colombian and foreign tourists.

Tourist places

typical food


El Cuy, Nariño dish typical representative joins the finest cuisine in the world.

Undoubtedly, one of the typical and representative dishes of Nariño cuisine is the Cuy. Its name comes from Quechua, because of the sound it emits (cuy, cuy). However, in other countries is known as Guinea Pig

It is a special ritual in which we celebrate and celebrate important events to family, work and social level; for example, first communions, visits, weddings, festivals, business ... and today is becoming part of the finest international cuisine.

Alfonso teacher

Born in pasture December 26, 1915 and died on December 7, 1991. Son of Parmenides Zambrano, saddler by trade and Juana Payan, a seller in a commercial establishment.

He attended his first studies in Urban School for Boys No. 1 Pasto. In 1930 he began his activity as a sculptor of wood in the workshop of Don Rafael Erazo. There he met Manuel Muñoz Pérez and Eliezer, with whom he set up his first workshop. It was magnificent carver Christs and religious altars and creator of paper sculptures for Carnival in Pasto. His woodcarvings have been classified as having great artistic and deserved recognition within and outside the country value.

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