5 Famous Colombia Tourist Attractions



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Colombia is an exotic country. Multicultural population, a heterogeneous culture, and many interesting tourist attractions can be found in Colombia. Cartagena one of the favorite tourist destinations in Colombia and became the main attractions, the city of former Spanish colony and became a key of urban development when it was ruled by Spain. The beauty of the colonial architecture make the city was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city is a center of economic activity in the Caribbean.

On the other side, most Western countries including most European countries, all South American nations, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Bhutan, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore don't need a visa to visit Colombia, tourists can stay in Colombia without a visa up to 90 days.

Here are the most famous tourist attractions in Colombia:

1. Bogota


Bogota is the capital city of Colombia. Many green open space are arranged neatly, beautiful and well maintained giving a distinctive character to the city of Bogota and its people. There is no impression of chaotic, dirty or soiled. Nor the smell of stale garbage. The city is actually built with the concept of human (ecological and economic perspective). Bogotá hosts various internationally acclaimed events such as the Iberoamerican Theatre Festival (largest one on Earth) and "Rock al Parque", a concert featuring rock stars from around the globe. The city also offers a great variety of restaurants and museums, such as the Andrés Carne de Res.

2. Cartagena


Cartagena is not strange city for travelers, this city is the belle of tourism in Colombia. Being on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena famous as a favorite beach resort town in northern Colombia and is the fifth largest city in the country. It lies 658 km north of Bogota. The place is beautiful, comfortable, and very nice for a vacation. Beautiful beach with bright blue sea and colonial-style buildings of Spain, become the main attraction of the city.

3. Cali


Located on the Cauca Valley to the west of the Cauca River and to the east of the Western Mountain Range near the hills known as Farallones de Cali. Cali is Colombia's third largest city and a center for sugar and coffee industry. It enjoys terrific nightlife in the salsotecas, and is known as the salsa capital of Latin America. Cali offers historical areas with cultural variety and other attractions. In downtown Cali, there are many historical churches like La Merced and La Ermita. Cali contains a well preserved historical center, the most important zone is La plaza de Caicedo, considered the center of the city, which is a square surrounded by many historical and modern buildings.

4. Villa de Leyva


Villa de Leyva, Colombia is a colonial-era town a short distance from Bogotá, and a popular day trip northeast of the capital. It's also a popular weekend excursion, so during the weekend, the streets, restaurants, places to stay and shops are crowded. There are some well organized art museums around the centre of town and the charming Parroquial de Villa de Leyva with the magnificent mountain backdrop makes the town a really attractive destination.

5. San Augustin


San Agustin, a small town of 18,000 people with breathtaking scenery, great music and home to a key archeological area in South America. San Agustin Park in Colombia is a UNESCO'S World Heritage Place, travel to San Agustin is something you can't miss if you like History, archeology, natural parks, adventure or cultural places.

6. San Andres


San Andres island is some of the most beautiful in the world. San Andres is 700 km from the Colombian mainland, Perfect beaches, excellent water-sports, diving and ecotourism. Your first glimpse of San Andres island is the sea of seven colors, home to many-hued fish and coral, working their magic on the visitor. After an afternoon on the beach or shopping duty-free, night falls and the air is alive with music and dancing.



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