Armenia, Colombia is the capital of the Quidio section in Colombia and has a total population of 300,000. It has been referred to as a wonder city because of the speed with which it is developing. The economy is mainly based on coffee, bananas and plantains. You will discover in your Armenia Tours that the Armenian city was substantial damaged by an earthquake which struck in 1999. There is a river which flows near Armenia through a valley.
The name of “Carnaval de Barranquilla" comes first in the mind if we are talking about the attractions of the city. The city is the venue of this world famous festival that is celebrated by thousands of Colombians as well as visitors from outside the country. This 4-day long festival includes educational activities like dances and parades in colorful costumes. The carnival is held annually by the end of February or beginning of March. During this tome true spirit of Barranquilla, Colombia comes out through various cultural manifestations.
Bucaramanga, the rising industrial zone and a commercial center of northeastern Colombia is also named as the "Ciudad de los Parques" that is "The City of the Parks". The city was founded in 1622 and the modern city is developed around the old colonial town. The city is surrounded with strikingly beautiful landscapes, and ancient towns that make the trip to Bucaramanga worthwhile. Bucaramanga is the capital of Santander Department in Colombia with a population of about 1 million. Apart from natural beauty the thriving city of Bucaramanga, Colombia offers various modern facilities that the traveler usually looks for. As a result it has turned out to be a popular tourist destination in Colombia.
The city recognized in 1533 by Don Pedro de Heredia has a population of less than a million. Cartagena was named after port of Cartagena in Spain’s Murcia region. The city was primarily a center of Spanish colonialism and now has become an economic hub and one of the popular Colombian Tourist destinations. The city has been able to keep its colonial flavor integral. Hence this magical city has got the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ibague is the capital of Tolima Department in central Andean Region in Colombia. The city founded in 1550 has a population of concerning half a million. The fertile suburban areas of Ibague produce tobacco, sugarcane, coffee, cacao and rice. Due to its suitable location on the road of "La Línea" which links the inter-Andean valleys of Magdalena and Cauca rivers Ibague, Colombia is a main commercial and transportation hub in the country.
6. Malpelo Island
Malpelo Island, Columbia is situated about 270 miles from the West of Colombia. It is a small cut off island which has become today a major tourist places because of its foreign place and a number of rare species which inhabit the place like seabirds, endemic species of lizards and land crabs and various other creatures. Precisely because of its near uninhabited status and the fact that it is little known makes the island a most pristine location on the world map where the tourist can get absolute privacy and seclusion to enjoy the quiet surroundings within nature.
Medellín is the capital city of Antioquia section in Colombia. It is the second biggest city in the country next after Bogotá. The city was founded in 1616 by Francisco Herrera and Don Campuzano. Head offices of many national and international companies are located in Medellin while textiles, steel, confections, food and beverage, agricultural products, refined oil, chemicals and pharmaceuticals are produced and exported from Medellin, Colombia.
Palmira, Colombia is one of the main Tourist place in Colombia. The country of Columbia is located in the northwestern region of South America. The city of Palmira, Colombia is the large size city in the Valle del Cauca department. It is also a municipality and is the biggest non-capital city. Palmira, Colombia is also known as the ‘agricultural capital of Colombia’ and is the twentieth biggest city in the country.
The name of Popayan means two villages with straw roofs which has an Indian origin. The city was occupied by Spanish conqueror Sebastian de Belalcázar on January 13, 1537. The city was a main center because of its strategic location to Quito, Lima and Cartagena. Popayán, Colombia was a main transfer point for gold and riches to Spain. While taking the Popayan Tours you can visit splendid, museums, colonial bridges and churches. But in the earthquake of 1983 a big part of the city was shattered and later all it was repaired and rebuilt. Popayán, Colombia also has a pre-Hispanic pyramid which is known as El Morro del Tulcán. This India site was abandoned when the Spanish arrived in 1535.
Tulua, Colombia was founded approximately 1741 by Juan de Lemos y Aguirre. It is popular for its delicious food and salsa dancing. It is known throughout parts of South America and Columbia as a center of salsa. Tulua, Colombia is also known as Corazón Del Valle which means Valley's Heart or Core and La Villa de Céspedes. The second name means the Town of Céspedes which is named after the naturalist Juan María Céspedes. The name Tulua means Tierra Fácil or Easy Land.
Barrancabermeja, Colombia was founded in 1536 with a small completion. But this Columbian Attractive place was selected as a city in1922. It was included after oil was discovered and the foundation of the first extraction wells by the Tropical Oil Company (Standard Oil Company). The origin of the name Barrancabermeja comes from the explorer Gonzalo Jiménez de Quezada. He described that the area near the river featured ‘unas Barrancas Bermejas’ or ‘reddish ravines’. The oil refinery was taken over by Ecopetrol in 1951.
Bogota, Colombia is inevitably one of the major Tourist places in Colombia. The city is the organizational as well as commercial capital of the country. The city nestles at an elevation of 8660 feet on Andean Highland. From internationally reputed universities to head quarters of various multinational companies and splurge hotels and shopping malls the Bogota, Colombia has it all. The city is also the main doorway to the country so you can start Sightseeing in Colombia right from Bogota.