"Land of sabrosura"
Colombia, the country that gets its name from Christopher Columbus, is a colourful country full of history, nature and leisure.
Bogotá, the capital, contains a wonderful historic centre, the Candelaria. There we will find a great sample of colonial architecture, as well as the famous Gold Museum and Botero Museum. Bogotá has a lot of nightlife and has many gastronomic options.
To the north, on the coast, is the famous city of Cartagena de Indias. One of the most important ports during the colonial era, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as the fortress, the port and its colonial structures are enviably preserved since they had to withstand the pirate attacks of the time.
If there is something that Colombia is famous for, it’s its coffee. In this area we can find infinite fields of coffee crops, an important export product of Colombia.
Another very attractive point is the Coffee Axis, an area of very peaceful natural beauty that relies on old haciendas reconverted into beautiful colonial hotels.
There is also the Cocora Valley with its wax palms that can reach up to 60 meters in height.
Although beaches are not among the main attractions of Colombia, it is necessary to mention the well-known beaches of San Andrés or Isla del Rosario.
Tayrona National Park is located on the Atlantic Coast of Colombia, a few kilometers from Santa Marta.
And if you are interested in archaeology, you can visit the Archaeological Park of San Agustín and Tierradentro, one of the most important archaeological reserves in Colombia, declared a World Heritage Site.Know our Rep.
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Colombia takes its name from Christopher Colombus (Cristóbal Colón in Spanish) and means Land of Colombus.
Colombia has the largest amount of bird species in the world.
Dr. Salomon Hakim built the precursor to modern valves for the treatment of Hydrocephalus, which are still based off his original design despite the technological advancements.
The National Police have the largest radio network in the country, through which they entertain and reinforce values to get closer to the community.
The Ibero-American Theatre Festival, celebrated in Bogota, is the largest scenic arts festival in the world.
The legend of El Dorado is placed in Colombia, despite the city never having been found. It’s thought that the legend originated from a Muisca ceremony in which the new chief was covered in gold powder.
The 'bandeja paisa' is the national dish and has roughly 1700 calories. It contains rice, ground meat, chorizo, egg, avocado, pork crackling, plantain and beans.
Colombia is the size of Spain, France and Portugal together.
Two out of the only 4 kronosaurs in the world are in Villa de Leyva, Colombia.
Colombia is the largest producer of emeralds in the world, with 60%, and has the largest mine in the world in Boyacá.
Jorge Reynolds Pombo was the inventor of the first external artificial pacemaker with internal electrodes in 1958.