The Sanctuary of Monserrate is an awesome place. You can enjoy typical food and friendly people. This place has the best view of the city and isn't expensive. Please, you have to eat tamal and chocolate with almojabana. It's delicious! If you like, you can climb the mountain using the official road on Saturday early in the morning...it's a special experience and worth the effort!
These walls were designed in order to protect Cartagena de Indias from suffering ongoing pirate attacks. Its construction was carried out in stages. It began in 1586 with Bautista Antonelli, an Italian engineer in service of the Spanish Crown. It was completed two centuries later. Its average height ranges from 6 to 8 m and is built entirely on coral rock, which is typical in the area. Today the wall only surrounds the old city partially, since part of it was demolished by the initiative of a mayor, which is a real shame. The state of what remains is quite acceptable, although they did make a few bridges so they could move the cars from the "Stone Corral" to the rest of Cartagena. I still say it's a real pleasure to walk along the wall at night or late afternoon when the majority of the tourists have gone, given that during the day the tourist groups come and there are just way too many people.
Popayan is the capital of the department of Cauca in Colombia. It's also known as the White City for its historic centre and its beautiful sunsets. This photo, demonstrating nature's beauty, is one of the many beautiful sunsets that are seen in this beautiful and welcoming city! Enjoy.
The Clock Tower has become one of the most important symbols of Cartagena de Indias and is considered one of the five most beautiful clock towers in the World. It was the main entrance to the city for a long time, and today still leads to the historical center of the city. Its military architecture was designed to defend the walled city from the attacks of pirates and foreign invaders. The clock wasn't an initial part of the structure; it was added much later. This beautiful architectural jewel has played in important part in the history of Cartagena de Indias and is my favorite building in the city for both its beauty and its history.
250 km to the south of Cartagena is Santa Cruz de Mompox, one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Colombia. This city was founded in 1530 and was for a long time, an important river port between the coast and Botogá. In the eighteenth century, however, the Magdalena river changed its course and Mompox became isolated. There are beautiful varied churches and a cemetery that is also worth a visit. It is the most "Macondian" I have visited throughout Colombia. Getting there involves several transportation changes - bus or motorized canoe to ferry, and from ferry to taxi - but it´s definitely worth it.
Beautiful village of Santander with a very nice, cold climate. The people are very kind and warm. Very rich in tourism, you can find the cave of Nitro, the well of the drowned, Toad lagoon, and more. It also has many historical sites. Two hours from the capital Santandereana, Bucaramanga it´s a place you can not miss.
Declared artistic heritage of Colombia with its unique shaped terraces. The structure of the cemetery draw the admiration from all who come to visit the city of Marseille. Colombia Black History tells us that in this cemetery are buried hundreds of people killed by paramilitaries mostly in the north of the Valley. Visitors enter through a gate. It has large green areas and gardens. There is a small room of mummies.
La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino was the place where the historical character, Simon Bolivar spent his last days In addition to its historical interest and memorial, it is a way to learn about the history of Colombia, especially through the Bolivarian museum. The complex is a beautiful botanical park, which is also worth walking through. There are 70 year-old trees and many are gifts from around the world.
Some of the pictures taken with this camera are exceptional for me. Thank you for allowing me to participate. I'd like to tell you that this is a bridge which was named historical heritage of humanity.
Boyaca is a very Colombian place that's. My family proudly comes from the country, specifically from Paipa, which is a beautiful town in a very large area with an incredible diversity of landscapes, there is nothing more beautiful and rewarding than getting up at 5:30 a.m. and watching the sunrise with a glass of milk.
Founded by the Jesuits, in 1604, this school is located in the heart of Bogota, and is one of the most traditional schools in the city. As well as still functioning as a school, it is very beautiful, and has been named as a National Heritage site. Built in the colonial style, it has the patios, arches and tiled roof you'd expect. Over the years, it has been restored and renovated, but always with respect for its historic character. A great spot to stop for a photograph while walking through the Plaza de Bolivar.
This colonial sector displays a variety of architecture from the time of the colony all the way to republican and modern times. This sector give information about the arrival of the Virrelles to this town, and its exit route, as well as the sites where José Celestino Mutis and work stayed acquiring plants for study. Where can remember also the time of the revolution times commoner the Simon Bolivar entered and exited the village, besides appreciating the first suspension bridge built over the river and the first cupcake South America. Many more attractions can also be found here.
Located a few kilometers from the town of Santa Fe de Antioquia is one of the largest suspension bridges in the world. It has been declared a historical heritage site by Colombia. This bridge that spans the Cauca river is one of the most remarkable feats of engineering of the 19th century. The bridge is supported by four pyramidal towers, two on each side of the river, which support the four cables that suspend the bridge deck (4 per beam). The cables are anchored into brick masonry structures located on either bank of the Rio Cauca. The bridge floor is made of wood.
Located in the heart of the financial district of Cali, the Torre de Cali is the highest tower in the city and home to the most modern offices and fanciest restaurants anywhere in town. If you're looking for the best panoramic view of the city, you can find an observation deck on the top floor. Even if you don't go up to the top, the tower is still an impressive sight!
This memorial is dedicated to the epic commoner in the province of Santander, Colombia. It's located in the park Panachi (Chicamocha National Park). The uprising of the commoners was an armed uprising gestated in the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1780. The rebels took their name from the ancient villagers of Castile, who had rebelled against King Charles the first in defence of Spanish bourgeoisie rights, which were being ignored by Flemish nobles. Besides admiring this sculpture, you can go down to the river Chicamocha in this park by the recently opened cable cars, practice zip lining, visit a small zoo, or walk the streets of a typical village in Santander.