ANDES



  Andes:


In this region, you’ll find the most populated cities in the country: Bogota, Medellin and Cali but also some of most quiet and relaxing part of Colombia, the Coffee Region and its typical villages. The natural landscape is composed of volcanoes, lakes, snow covered mountains, forests and Paramos; an ecosystem only found in the northern Andes. 

The Andes region in itself is sufficient for a nice and relaxing visit of Colombia’s most significant cultural aspect. 


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    Bogota Centre d'Affaire

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    Colline de Monserrate

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  Bogota

Located at an altitude of 2 600 meters, Bogota ranks at the place of the highest capital in south america. The bustling capital's main attraction is its historical part.

Take a walk in  la Candelaria, where Bogota was born more tha 470 years ago, you can find among others, the Botero Museum and the famous Museum of Gold. Don't miss the most impressive view on the gigantic capital, from the Monserrate hill.

In Bogota, there are numerous activities possible: Some of the country's best restaurants, theaters, clubs, huge public parcs etc. 



  Zipaquirá

Half an hour away from Bogota, near the city of Zipaquira, you'll find an amazing architectural feat crafted by Catholic workers from a depleted salt mine,: the Cathedral of Zipaquira. 

Today, you can observe some impressive sculptures made of salt and marble in the tunnels leading to the heart of the mine and its central chamber during this voyage underground.

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    Art Religieux

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    Pont de Boyaca

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Bridge of Boyaca 

The battle of Boyacá is one of the most important historic sites in the region and one of the most symbolic for the nation due to it being decisive in the liberation of New Granada (today known as Colombia). During the war of independence between Spain and its colonies, General Simon Bolivar led its troops to the bridge 12km from Tunja and defeated the Spanish empire.

On your way to Villa de Leyva, you can stop for a quick visit of the Bridge, plaques, statues and arch, honoring the heroes of the nation and the soldiers that fought for the independence of the colonies.


  Villa de Leyva

When reaching Villa de Leyva, the biggest surprise is the climate. The landscape changes drastically from the temperate green area to a dry and sandy valley alike southern Spain.

Villa de Leyva is commonly known for the richness of its architecture dating back to the 17th century, its churches and convents such as Nuestra Señora del Rosario and the Santo Ecce Homo. It is also the home of the heroes of the nation, Antonio Ricaurte, Antonio Nariño and Simon Bolivar who used to live in the town during the war of independence.
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    Plaza Mayor Villa de Leyva

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  Raquira

Raquira is a small village where pottery is the main industry which is borne out by most of the shops offering different kind of objects made of clay. The town is also known for its market and the abundance of fruits that you can find there. 

While visiting this charming town, you’ll be able to make a stop in one of the ceramic workshop and practice your skills with a local craftsman. 



  Medellin
Capitale administrative de la région Antioquia et poumon économique du pays, Medellín est une métropole de stature internationale et la ville natale du fameux peintre et sculpteur colombien “Fernando Botero”.  

Sa situation idéale au sein d’une vallée entre les cordillères centrale et occidentale, lui confère un climat agréable tout au long de l’année, d’où son surnom de “ville du printemps éternel”, 

L’histoire récente de Medellín, empreinte de la violence exercée par les cartels fait désormais partie du passé. Les Paisas (gentilé de la région), vous accueilleront aujourd’hui dans une ville dynamique et cosmopolite, à la pointe de la modernité et de l’écologie.
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  Guatapé
This beautiful little town is located only 2 hours away from Medellin, in the middle of the Antioquia countryside, next to an artificial lake. 

In Guatapé, every single building shows different patterns, the owner of each house originally decorates his wall, turning the city into an open-air art gallery. The other unmissable attraction in Guatapé is the Rock of Peñol. A 220 meters-high rock and its 725 stairs. From the top of this gigantic megalith, you can enjoy the most beautiful view in the world, a 360° landscape over Lake Guatapé.


Jardin
Whenever the Paisas of Medellin want to escape the noise of their bustling city, they head to one of the many picturesque villages in the area. Among them is Jardin, a welcoming town surrounded by green forests and mountains. 

Jardin is a typical Paisa village, with its colored walls and balconies, a cable car leads you to one of the hills around offering an amazing view over the town. The nature around gives you the opportunity to hike, ride a horse and explore different caves. You will be amazed by the warm welcome of the locals. 
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  Lac de Tota

Tota est un lieu de détente et de farniente où vous pourrez tirer avantage de toutes les activités qu’offre ce lac d’une superficie de 60 km², la deuxième plus grande lagune en Amérique latine. 

Une fois à Paipa, vous pourrez faire une halte à “el Salitre”, l’une des plus anciennes haciendas de la région, déclarée monument national.
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  Parc National du Cocuy

Le Mont Cocuy se trouve à une demi heure de la municipalité du même nom. Au sein de cette  montagne, les visiteurs se voient offrir un cadre exceptionnel composé de plaines arborant une multitude de frailejones de pics aux neiges éternels, d'immenses glaciers et d’étendues d’eau naturelles. 
La visite du Cocuy nécessite une certaine forme physique, il s'agit là d'un trekking assez exigeant. Vous traverserez El paso del Conejo (passage du Lapin) menant à la lagune Grande de la Sierra, puis atteindrez El Pulpito del Diablo, un énorme rocher de forme rectangulaire et de couleur sombre, mesurant près de 70 mètres de hauteur, qui émerge des neiges situées à plus de 4800 mètres d’altitude.

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