Tourism: 5 typical destinations to discover Colombia

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Colombiajewel of South America, seduces travelers with its cultural diversity, breathtaking landscapes and rich history. Here are five must-see destinations for exploring this captivating country.

  1. Cartagena de Indias : A port city with cobbled streets and colorful facades, Cartagena is a colonial jewel that breathes history. The imposing walls that surround the old city tell of past battles. Lively markets, fascinating museums and pristine beaches make it a destination not to be missed.

  2. Bogota : Colombian capital perched in the Andes mountains, Bogotá mixes modernity and tradition. The historic La Candelaria district is full of period buildings, museums and art galleries. The Gold Museum, with its exceptional collection of pre-Columbian gold objects, is a must-visit.

  3. The Cocora Valley : Nestled in the Andes mountain range, this valley is an ode to the exuberant nature of Colombia. The majestic wax palms, the tallest in the world, dominate a landscape of green mountains and crystal clear rivers. The hiking trails offer breathtaking views.

  4. Medellin : Nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring,” Medellín is a blend of urban innovation and vibrant culture. Botero Park is home to sculptures by the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero. The metrocable offers panoramic views of the city’s steep neighborhoods.

  5. Tayrona National Natural Park : Nestled on the Caribbean coast, this national park is a haven of preserved nature. White sand beaches, secluded coves and tropical forests coexist harmoniously. Hiking trails lead to spectacular viewpoints of the Caribbean Sea.

Each of these destinations offers a unique side of Colombia, from its colonial heritage to its breathtaking natural landscapes. From the warmth of the Caribbean coast to the coolness of the mountains to the electric energy of its cities, Colombia awakens all the senses and promises an unforgettable travel experience.

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