Andes

The spirit of the Andes is part of this large area of Colombia which is composed of three mountain ranges in which major cities of the country are located. In the same way, culture, topography and climatic conditions have developed different traditions related to life in the mountains. Eyes find here, rest in a wide variety of greens and colors.

Bogotá

Bogota is the capital city of Colombia and the heart of the Andes, surrounded by hills astonishing green hills and tall buildings which combine modernity with colonial architecture, Bogota offers experiences around history, culture, nature and gastronomy . Some of the unique experiences that can be done in this amazing city is to visit Cerro Monserrate, and the Colombian Gold Museum. Furthermore, this city is a cultural point of convergence and the business center of the country. Its diversity of colors, flavors and traditions shape an incredible destination.

Monserrate

It is impossible to not notice how high this hill is with its 3152 meters above sea level watching Bogota.

Since the early years of Bogotá this hill drew the attention of its inhabitants and made the viceroy build a chapel at the top of it, in honor to the Virgin Morena of Montserrat. Chapel that years later would become a monastery and was the shelter of its most important guest, the fallen Lord of Monserrate designed and sculpted by the Santafereño Pedro de Lugo and Albarracil.

The landscape seen from its viewpoints, its cloud forests, and its sunsets make this place a unique experience in the Colombian capital city.

Museo del Oro

The Gold Museum preserves, researches and provides a magnificent collection of pre-Colombian objects made by indigenous societies that inhabited Colombian territory. From clay art to incredible artworks made of gold that gave rise to the legend of El Dorado.

Catedral de Sal

There’s a magical place 180 meters underground, where the dedication and devotion of miners led to the construction of a unique cathedral in the world, which is also listed as the first wonder of Colombia. A magnificent architectonic work completely carved in salt. By the other hand, the constant contact with rocks, salt dome, and nature offer a profound encounter with mother earth, leading the history of the first inhabitants of these lands.

Villa de Leyva

The city of Villa de Leyva was founded in 1572 with the name of Villa de Santa Maria de Leyva and recognized as a national monument in 1954. It is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Colombia, with the town as such and its surroundings, one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. Its architecture, its beauty, its diverse landscape and climate make this town a magical and exceptional place. It has many attractions such as walking around its beautiful streets, shopping in the many and traditional handicrafts, indigenous observatory and its monastery.

Medellín

Among the Colombian mountains, there is a metropolis that not even the topography could stop its development. A city of strong and hard working people who formed the second largest city in Colombia, with one of the most organized and complete integrated transport systems of the country. Also this city has been characterized for being recognized as the most innovative city in the world through its various programs of social inclusion and educational development.

Guatapé y El Peñol

Eastern of Antioquia department there is a municipality which is part of a beautiful landscape created by the most important dam of the country. There is the possibility of climbing 724 steps by a giant stone revealing a magical landscape. Also this town reveals the sacrifices of its population to give rise to a beautiful piece of engineering that shaped a new landscape and provides the third part of the electricity needed for Colombia.

Parque Arví

Eastern of Antioquia department there is a municipality which is part of a beautiful landscape created by the most important dam of the country. There is the possibility of climbing 724 steps by a giant stone revealing a magical landscape. Also this town reveals the sacrifices of its population to give rise to a beautiful piece of engineering that shaped a new landscape and provides the third part of the electricity needed for Colombia.

Santa Elena

Santa Elena is a town near the city of Medellin where you can appreciate La silletería as one of the most representative traditions of Paisa culture, there is possible to interact with real families in charge of this job which is loaded with many flowers and colors.