The territory where the Honda is located was discovered in 1539 by the expeditionaries commanded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. The history of this town in the department of Tolima has been linked to that of the Magdalena River: in the seventeenth century, it was built up into a major port for trade due to the e
What to do in Honda
The colonial architecture is a hallmark of Honda, just like its 40 bridges, it has earned this city the name 'the city of bridges'. In this town, located 57 miles north of Ibagué, travelers come in contact with the local culture by attending events like the Subienda Carnival, held following the arrival of large numbers of fish into the Magdalena River.
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.
Caminar por la Calle de las Trampas y atravesar el Puente Navarro; y seguir la huella de la Expedición Botánica de José Celestino Mutis en las vecinas Mariquita y Ambalema, son algunos planes.