Attractions from Colombia


Museums and churches

The city has many interesting museums and old churches, for example Museo del Oro, Museo Nacional, Museo Arqueologico, Santa Clara, and San Francisco. All these sights show their own unique piece of Colombia's history, and they are all situated near the centre of the city, making it possible to walk from one sight to the next.

The mountain Cerro de Monserrate

If you want to get a spectacular view over the city, go to the top of the mountain, Cerro de Monserrate. This gives you a view over the whole city from the east. You can go to the top either by cable railway or walking up the mountain.

The salt cathedrals at Zipaquirá

Zipaquirá is situated 50 km north of Bogotá and it is famous for it's salt mines. The mines have been emptied and only contain small reserves, which stand like a mountain of salt. Inside the mountain, two subterranean salt cathedrals have been carved. One of them has been closed from safety reasons while the other is open for tourists. The open cathedral is enormous, 75 metres long and 18 metres tall. The rumour has it that it can contain more than 8,000 people.


The city of bucaramanga

A modern and busy industrial city with a good climate. The city is known for its cigars and for one of the country's most exotic dishes, Hormiga Culona, a huge roasted ant to be eaten for supper.


The city of cali

Cali is a rich and lively city with a hot climate. The city is famous for being home to the most beautiful women in Colombia. Beyond that, Cali is known for its salsa. Cali itself and the area surrounding the city are viewed as the centre of salsa.



Providencia is situated about 90km north of San Andrés and is only 7km long. The island is very old and covered with mountains and rocks, once volcanoes. The coral reef of the island is totally unique and attracts many divers and people who want to snorkle.

San Andrés

The island of San Andrés is only 13km long and 3km broad. The island is flat and plain with coco palms. It has great sunny beaches. If one is tired of relaxing on the beach, the ocean aquarium is a great place to visit to see sharks, sea turtles, and dolphins.

The cities of San Agustin and Tierradentro

These cities are two of the biggest attractions in South-West Colombia because of their archaeological significance. On a walking tour through the cities you can discover lots of statues, graves, and barrows from ancient times, which tell the history of the country.

The city of Cartagena

Cartagena is a legendary and incredibly beautiful city known as the most fascinating city in Colombia. The city now has the second biggest harbour in Colombia, but the buildings from the 16th and 17th century have been preserved. This means that the city more or less seems like a living museum if you go for a stroll through the cosy streets.

The city of Medellin

Medellin was founded in 1616, but the city didn't really start to grow until the beginning of the 20th century. At first, the growth was caused by the coffee industry and later because of the textile industry. Today, two million people live in the city, and it is the second biggest city in Colombia.

The city of Santa Marta

Santa Marta was founded in 1525 and is the oldest surviving city of Colombia. Santa Marta is known mostly because of El Rodadero, which is situated north of the city and is home to the best sand beaches in Columbia.

The holiday resorts of Bahia Solano and El Valle

These two areas are developing into great holiday resorts. They offer some of Colombia's best sand beaches and possibilities to go bathing. Furthermore, this area is a perfect place to visit if you want to go on a tour up a river or if you want to go trekking in the tropical jungle.

The Islas del Rosario

The Islas del Rosario is situated thirty kilometres southwest of Cartagena next to the Caribbean Coast. The area is home to incredible sand beaches, and the ocean offers magnificent coral reefs and colourful fish. It is a fantastic area for people who like snorkelling or diving.

The national park of Amacayacu

This national park is situated 75km from Leticia up the river. Here you find an impressing landscape with rivers, rainforest, and wild animals. You can get around in the park by following the marked paths or by sailing on the rivers.

The nature reserve of Parque National los Katios

This is one of Colombia's most beautiful nature parks. A great area in the park is covered with rain forest and great lakes. A good system of paths makes it possible for you to walk around in the park while discovering the surrounding landscape. One of the main attractions in the park is a 100m waterfall.

The Santuario de Nuestra Señora de las Lajas Church

This legendary church is situated seven kilometres from Ipiales. According to the legend, Virgin Mary appeared on an enormous rock in the middle of the 18th century. One of the big rocks in the church functions as the alter. Lots of pilgrims from Colombia and Ecuador go on pilgrimage to the church where miracles are said to have taken place.

The trekking area, La Ciudad Perdida

For trekkers it is a must to visit this area. It offers the possibility to go trekking for several days through old ruins and high mountains. Guides arrange transport, food, and accommodation on the tour. It is important to go with a guide, as trekking tours go through an area with huge marihuana and coca estates.

The village of Leticia

Leticia is a small village situated by the Amazon River. The village is one of the most popular ones in the area because of the great flight connections and tourist facilities. If you want to visit Indian tribes or to have a taste of the jungle, Leticia is the main entrance, the place to go.

The village Ville de Leyva

The small colony village was founded in 1572 and appears to be almost intact. It is one of Colombia's most valuable architectural treasures. The village is worth paying a visit.


The city of Popayan

The city is one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Colombia. While other cities have been modernised and have grown big, Popayan has kept its colonial touch, and after an earthquake in 1983 ruined most of the city, the inhabitants have rebuilt it, and today it appears as a beautiful architectonic breathing hole.


The city of Tunja

Tunja is one of the big cities in the area. It was founded in 1539 and in spite of the fact that not much is left of the ancient Tunja, most of the city has been restored. It means that there are many interesting and beautiful buildings definitely worth a visit. The city lies 2800m over the ocean and the climate is cold.

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