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Colonia Valdense

Founded in 1858 by immigrants from Piemonte (northern Italy) who survived religious persecution motivated by the reform of the Church driven by Pedro Valdo from the twelfth century, Colonia Valdense has traits of its own unique identity. The festival of gratitude in March, Valdense Fraternity Day in August and the Nacional Cheese Tasting Festival in November are three ideal moments in the year to get to know it. As well as enjoying its peaceful lifestyle and landscapes, be sure not to miss the following attractions of great historical and patrimonial value.

Touring the city you will find the Plaza de la Libertad (Liberty square), the school park, School No. 26, Club Athletic Valdense, the country house that belonged to the secretary of President Williman, Emilio Barbouroux, a public sports area, the first rural high school in the country, founded in 1888 by Pastor Daniel Armand Ugón, and the Valdense Library.