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Trip PlannerSouth America  /  Colombia  /  Santander Department  /  Piedecuesta


Geologic Formations · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Piedecuesta is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia, South America. It has a population of about 120,000 and is part of the metropolitan zone of Bucaramanga (the fifth largest urban area of Colombia by population).GeographyPiedecuesta is situated in the Rio de Oro valley. One of its most notable landmarks is the Cantera's Hill, on top of which sits a large statue of the Virgin Mary (known locally as Cantera's virgin). Other landmarks include Guatiguara's valley, the Saints' Plateau, part of Chicamocha Canyon, and Ruitoque Plateau.EconomyPiedecuesta is an important agricultural area; some products are Castilla blackberries, tobacco, Tahitian lime, and sugar cane .The town is a major service center and owns the most develop-able land of a metropolitan city. Piedecuesta also contains multiple rivers within its boundaries, such as the Gold River, the Manco River, and the Hato River. Recent developments include: Ruitoque Plateau, which offers golf courses and high level condominiums; the Valley of Menzuly, which will soon include an international hospital; and The Saints' Plateau, a popular tourist destination.Industrial development in Piedecuesta has seen recent surges with the expansion of large companies into the area. These companies include ICP and UIS Guatiguará .TourismThe Saints' Plateau contains beautiful natural landscapes such as waterfalls and views of Chicamocha Canyon.Holy Week: As most citizens of Piedecuesta are of the Catholic faith, this day is traditionally spent visiting religious monuments such as the virgin of the Cantera's Hill, the Mountain of Hermits, and the procession of Nazarene into the main streets.
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