Ambalema

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Honda

Vital port of the Magdalena

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The hundreds of columns supporting the roofs of the houses in Ambalema are a feature of this town located on the banks of the Magdalena River, where in the late eighteenth century José Celestino Mutis collected samples of cinchona, a tree bark highly valuable for its medicinal importance. Ambalema, founded in 1627, it was declared a National Monument in 1980.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Walk down the Calle de las Trampas and cross the Navarro Bridge in Honda; and follow the tracks of the Botanical Expedition of José Celestino Mutis in the neighboring areas of Mariquita and Ambalema are some plans to keep in mind.