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Colombia rejoices on the 20th of July of 2010 to honor its 200-year old independence from Spain. These are 200 years of a republic, of a democracy, of building a nation, of well-preserved traditions and joy. We invite you to enjoy the events and routes of our big celebration!
Although the independence started in 1819 with the incident of Llorente’s flower vase florero de Llorente that triggered the subsequent battles, the celebration was institutionalized only until 1873 for Colombians to remember this day, year after year.
The Bicentennial Independence Day offers excellent tourist opportunities through its four routes, which allow reliving not only the steps taken by the independence heroes but also those taken by José Celestino Mutis during his Botanical Expedition.
200 years of Colombia’s independence and a thousand roads to travel in order to relive it.
This journey brings tourists closer to Colombia’s geography, its exquisite cuisine, monuments, museums, and culture, leaving unforgettable memories and unique experiences. Each small town of the Routes offers not only cultural tourist attractions but also sports, adventure, and nature, as well as indigenous handicrafts.
Bogotá and Cartagena offer the biggest celebrations, complemented by those held throughout the country. Amidst fireworks, parades, boat races, and concerts all Colombians will shout “More Colombia”, to honor the festivity.