If you’re looking to go to one of the cities with the most cultural impact in south America, you should visit Colombia, a place where the people and the traditions are a real discovery. So, to take a note of the 10 best things to do in Colombia:
Land in Bogota
Land in Bogota, one of the most elevated capitals of the world (3,000 meters above the sea!) and get surprised by La Candelaria, it’s historical earth, full of colorful houses, street art and colonial buildings.
Beautiful places close to Bogota
Do you have time to pry close to Bogota? Go to the Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá. It’s a chapel constructed inside a salt mine and it have the title of “architectural jewel of modernity”. There are tours that go from Bogota and you can get there by bus too.
The Cocora Valley is one of the most beautiful trekking places in Colombia. It’s true that walking by this place it’s hard, but is spectacular. One of the most principal attractive of the zone are the palm forest. The 10 km travel goes for truly amazing landscapes. At the end of the route you can visit the restaurant Donde Juan B and eat a delicious garlic trout.
The Cocora Valley its on the Coffee Axis. We recommend you to spend at least 3 or 4 days in this zone, here you can get to know deeper the coffee culture, one of the UNESCO World Heritage. If you want to know more about the Coffee Axis, we invite to stay alert to our posts.
There are colonial colorful towns all over Colombia. If you like the rural tourism and “snorkeling” into the past of the country you should include these on your schedule. Like Villa de Leviya, one of the prettiest places in Colombia that surprises for his Plaza Mayor, one of the biggest in all America. Or Barichara, a town built into rocks where there’s a legend about a farmer and the Holy Virgin. We can’t let pass towns like Jardin, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Boyacá, Salento, Filandia, etc.
Finally you can visit Cartagena de Indias, the most marvelous place in Colombia. The most touristic place in Colombia. Here you can fall in love with the neighborhood of Getsemani, the ambient in la Plaza Trinidad, the lemonades with coconut, the food, the skyscrapers from Bocagrande, etc.
If you want to know more about the touristic places that you can find in Colombia, check out our posts and while you’re here, you can practice your Spanish in alegre spanish schools.