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Bogotá is the capital and the largest city in Colombia. Point of convergence of people from all over the country, it is diverse and multicultural and it combines modern constructions with others that evoke its colonial past. Bogotá is green thanks to the eastern forests that dominate the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe, but it also has the brick color of several buildings also called colonial treasures
Manizales is a city in the mountainous coffee-growing region of western Colombia. It’s known for its cultural events, steep streets and views of the nearby Nevado del Ruiz volcano. Central Bolívar Square has a man-condor sculpture honoring revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar. The city's neo-Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary has a rooftop viewpoint. The neo-colonial Governor’s Palace is nearby.
Medellín is the capital of Colombia’s mountainous Antioquia province. Nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring” for its temperate weather, it hosts a famous annual Flower Festival. Modern metrocables link the city to surrounding barrios and offer views of the Aburrá Valley below. Sculptures by Fernando Botero decorate downtown's Botero Plaza, while the Museo de Antioquia displays more of the Colombian artist’s work.
Buenaventura is a coastal seaport city on the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia (South America). Buenaventura (Spanish for "good fortune") is the main port of Colombia in the Pacific Ocean.
Buenaventura is a city with a population of 333,194 as of the 2005 census (most of city development lies on Cascajal Island) and it is the size of Los Angeles' metropolitan area; most of the city's land is rural with scattered small villages throughout. It is served by the Gerardo Tobar López Airport
Cúcuta, officially San José de Cúcuta, is a Colombian Municipality, capital of the department of Norte de Santander. It is located in the northeast of the country, on the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes, near the border with Venezuela. Cúcuta has an approximate population of 650 thousand inhabitants, has a length of 10 km from north to south and 11 from east to west. It is constituted by 10 communes, and is the political, economic, administrative, industrial, academic, artistic, cultural, sports and touristic epicenter of Norte de Santander.
Montería is a city in northern Colombia. It’s known for its cattle-ranching culture and planchones (covered rafts) which shuttle passengers across the Sinú River. The verdant Ronda del Sinú Park runs along the river, with trails and resident iguanas, monkeys and sloths. In the park’s northern area, the El Mirador tower has sweeping river views. In the city center is the iconic white San Jerónimo Cathedral.
Area: 3,141 km²
Elevation: 49 m
Pereira is a city in a mountainous, coffee-growing region of western Colombia known for mild Arabica beans. The main plaza, Bolívar Square, has a statue of independence hero Simón Bolívar, nude, on horseback. The 19th-century Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty has an intricate latticework roof. César Gaviria Trujillo Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge over the Otún River. The Pereira Art Museum hosts visiting exhibits.
is the capital city of the Colombian department of Risaralda. It is located in the foothills of the Andes in a coffee-producing area of Colombia officially known as the "Coffee Axis". Pereira, alongside the rest of the Coffee Axis, form part of UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia"
Cali is a Colombian city in the Valle del Cauca department, southwest of Bogotá. It’s known for salsa dancing and there are many clubs in the suburb of Juanchito. In Cali’s oldest quarter, the neoclassical San Pedro Cathedral houses paintings of the Quito School. Nearby is the 18th- and 19th-century San Francisco Religious Complex. La Merced Chapel is where the first mass was held after Cali was founded in 1536.
Armenia is the capital city of the Quindío department in western Colombia. Framed by the Andes mountains, the city centers on lively Plaza de Bolívar, with its modern, triangular-shaped Catedral La Inmaculada Concepción. Leafy Parque de la Vida has a tree-lined lake and a roller-skating arena. At the city’s northeastern edge, the Museo del Oro Quimbaya exhibits ancient gold artifacts.
Cartagena is a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. By the sea is the walled Old Town, founded in the 16th century, with squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. With a tropical climate, the city is also a popular beach destination. Reachable by boat are Isla de Barú, with white-sand beaches and palm trees, and the Islas del Rosario, known for their coral reefs.
Valledupar is a city in northern Colombia, known as the capital of vallenato music. Colonial buildings such as the Church of the Immaculate Conception border the Plaza Alfonso López. Balneario Hurtado is a swimming pool on the Guatapurí River. The Eco-Park Los Besotes has wildlife and trails. To the northwest is the indigenous Arhuaca village of Nabusimake and the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
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