Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Colombia – Top 10
The Republic of Colombia is one of the most colorful countries in the world. As soon as you arrive Colombia you will see how colorful their culture is. From their national flag to street arts, colors are a big part of the Colombian lifestyle. This is one of the reasons that tourists love to visit there. Here are The Top 10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Colombia.
If you are interested in exploring Colombian culture, Medellin is the city to visit. Even though Bogota is the capital of Colombia, Medellin is the tourist capital of the country. The city contains so much culture that tourists around the world go there just to experience it. There are so many places that you can visit in Medellin including Museum of Antioquia, Botero Plaza, Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture, Comuna 13 and more. If you are going to visit Colombia, Medellin is a city you should not miss.
Eje Cafetero – Coffee Axis
Colombia is famous for many things. And coffee is one of them. Eje Cafetero is the Colombian coffee region is situated in a rural area of Colombia. They produces the majority of Colombia’s finest coffee in this area. In here you will be able to visit large coffee estates and coffee factories. Also you will be able to taste a cup of the world’s finest coffee.
Tayrona National Natural Park
Tayrona National Park is a well-protected natural park in northern Colombia. It covers a large portion of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and Caribbean coast. This park is famous among tourists for natural coves, coastal lagoons, beaches, the rain forest and specially Pueblito ruins. This archaeological site is built by the Tairona civilization in 1st century AD. You have to use forest trails to access this amazing piece of history.
The Lost City
Ciudad Perdida the lost city of Colombia is an ancient city in Colombia. The city was found in 800 CE. The Colombian government has marked this place as an archaeological site and it is a major tourist Attractions in Colombia. If you love to learn and experience more about Colombian history, this is a place you should add to your map.
Pablo Escobar is one of the most famous drug lords in the world. And Hacienda Nápoles was his most prized possession. This luxurious estate built and owned by this Colombian drug lord. After he was killed by Colombian armed forces in 1993, the Colombian government got the possession of his properties including Hacienda Nápoles. Since the life story of Pablo Escobar became so popular all over the world they decided to open this estate for public. If you are a fan of Pablo Escobar’s life story this would be a golden opportunity for you to experience his lifestyle.
Caño Cristales is a river located in Meta Department, Colombia. What’s so special about a river? You might wonder. This is not an ordinary river. The water of this river contain 5 colors. So the river is commonly called the ‘Liquid Rainbow’ or the ‘River of Five Colors’. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Colombia.
San Agustin is a small town in Western Colombia. Which is surrounded by Andes Mountains. This rural town is known for its crown jewel ‘San Agustín Archaeological Park’. This park contains the remains of an ancient civilization. Apart from Lavapatas Spring’s rock bed, old ruins, tombs and stone figures, this area has so many native trees and flowers as well.
San Gil City Colombia
If Colombia had capital for nature, San Gil would be the one. This small urban city is located in northern Colombia. It’s known as the center for adventure sports among tourists. If you love rock climbing, water rafting or any other adventurous sport, San Gil is your destination.
Cartagena contains the true color of Colombia. This is a port city on Caribbean coast. With squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings city look like a one big painting. This city is famous among tourists for its beauty as well as its beautiful white sand beaches.
Colombia is one of the few lucky countries which owns a part of Amazon Rainforest, The largest forest in the world. 10% of the forest belongs to Colombia. If you ever visit to Colombia don’t forget to experience their part of the Amazon rain forest. You will be able to have an amazing wildlife experience and if you are lucky you will be able to meet 3 to 5 amazon rain forest communities.
These are the Top most popular tourist attractions in Colombia. If you are planning on visiting Colombia don’t forget to add these places to your map. If you need to find reliable and safe places to stay, visit booking.com or agoda.com.
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