The cities of Colombia are an eclectic mixture. Cartagena on the Caribbean coast is a gem. This walled city will take you back in time and the brightly coloured houses and murals add to the bohemian feel. Medellin, which was the most dangerous city in the world just 30 years ago due to the drugs cartels, is now a city of innovation. Its parks, transport system and cable cars, set amid two Andean mountain ranges, is complete with lush valleys and coffee growing regions. This home of salsa will keep you occupied for days! The capital of Bogota also has its charms. This huge city with traffic jams and dreary weather, as some may say, is culturally unique. La Candelaria and its colourful streets have a bohemian vibe in the city. This is after all the historical centre and a trip to the gold museum amid the mix of great bars and restaurants will keep most travellers happy.
The capital of Salsa, is a must for those night-owls visiting Colombia. The home of Salsa is a vibrant, sometimes chaotic city, with music in its essence. The small bars and even record shops in Cali, are the best way to learn the moves and dance the night away. By day, check out the neo-gothic Capilla de Ermita church or the narrow streets of the barrio San Antonio in the historical centre. The Cali zoo is a great escape and the museums are also worth a visit in between the dancing, that is!
The second city of Colombia, Medellín has transformed itself perhaps more than any other city in the world. Though its violent, tumultuous past is well-known, today the city is modern, innovative, and just generally lovely. Nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring” for its nearly perfect weather, you’ll find plenty of parks and plazas where you can enjoy the sunshine with a fresh juice from a street food vendor and a couple of empanadas. Make sure you learn all about the city’s past in order to appreciate how far it’s come!
Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, is slowly becoming one of Latin America’s most lively and popular cities. Full of art, fashion, culture, history, opportunities, and unique experiences, Bogotá is a great city to visit and live. The whole of Colombia is rapidly becoming a must-see tourist destination, steeped in history and culture and with a large increase in visitors from all around the world. The vibrant capital will usually be your first stop!
Cartagena. Is an incredible colonial town on the Caribbean coast, characterized with brightly coloured buildings. This is a fantastic place to chill out and eat well and explore the old town, which is a historical museum of times gone by. This walled city is stunning! The street art in Getsemani is incredible and originally dates back to much more politically and economically difficult times in the city. The cuisine of Cartagena is also exquisite. It is easy to understand why it is top of the list for many travellers.