Photo by: Martha Lucía Forero Navas - Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Andean Region

The Spirit of the Andes soars in this region

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Life in the mountains

Hills and Valleys in the Andean RegionThis area of ​​Colombia boasts cultural diversity that enchants travelers with its music and cuisine. The eyes behold a stunning variety of shades of green. 

Culture
Culture

The coffee culture of the mountains of Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío, Antioquia and Santander; the clothes that range from cold weather ponchos to the Aguadas hat all mark Andean coffee culture.  

Visit the coffee farms .
Music
Music

In the departments of Antioquia, Tolima, Valle del Cauca and Boyacá Carranguera, pasillo, bambuco guabina, rajaleña and sanjuanero among others are heard and danced to.   

Salsa is a rhythm that comes over you when you come to Colombia .
Cuisine
Cuisine

Among the mountaineer’s dish with beans and the santafereño ajiaco soup made with guascas (a fragrant herb) a menu unfolds that includes tamales wrapped in corn, suckling pig and much more.

Mixed Flavors in Antioquia dishes.

Destinations in the region

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Aguadas

Aguadas, 78 miles north of Manizales, welcomes travelers with fields of coffee, banana, and sugarcane. This town...

Guaduas

In Guaduas, 71 miles northwest of Bogota, you can follow in the footsteps of Policarpa Salavarrieta, a local...

Salamina

Located on top of a hill with steep streets, Salamina, declared a National Monument in 1982, looks in the distance...

Girón

Girón, a town that belongs to the Tourist Network of Colombian Heritage Towns, is found 5.5 miles south of...

Pereira

  Founded on August 30, 1863, Pereira is part of the territory in 2011 UNESCO declared World Heritage Site: the...

Monguí

As you travel through the rolling landscape of Boyaca, with its fields of potatoes, peas, beans and carrots you...

Jericó

With the May 2013 canonization of Mother Laura Montoya Upegui, who was born in Jericó in 1874, the name of this...

Armenia

Armenia, the capital of the Department of Quindío, is a good jumping off point to explore a territory that UNESCO...

jardin colombia

Photo by: Jaime Henao, Concurso revela

El Jardín

 The name of El Jardín, a municipality located 83 miles southwest of Medellín in the department of Antioquia, is...

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Santa fe de Antioquia

 Built between 1887 and 1895, the wooden Western Bridge, which is suspended over the Cauca River, welcomes...

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Manizales

 Coffee, a product from Africa that came to this region of central Colombia in the early twentieth century and...

Bogotá

 Bogotá is the capital and largest city in Colombia. A melting pot of people from around the country, it is...

Barichara

In the center of Santander, travelers can experience complementary activities. On the one hand, calm and silence...

Catedral de sal de zipaquirá

Photo by: PROCOLOMBIA

Zipaquirá

The territory now occupied by Zipaquirá, a city where Gabriel García Márquez went to school, was an important...

San Agustín, Colombia

San Agustín, Colombia

San Agustín

One of the greatest mysteries of ancient civilizations can be seen in the Archaeological Park of San Agustin, on...

Villa de Leyva

Streets paved in stone and white walls greet travellers arriving in Villa de Leyva a town in Boyacá which is part...

Playa de Belén

Located 200 km north-west of Cúcuta,  Bethlehem Beach with an average temperature of 21°C, is part of the...

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Medellín

Medellín, capital of Antioquia department, has a pleasant climate of around 24°C; offers modern transport systems...

Bucaramanga

Founded on December 22 of 1622 in a plateau of the Oriental mountain range, a place where the Guane tribe was...