Ten towns of Colombia that you can not stop visiting

By Radio Nacional de Colombia

Colombia is full of small corners that fall in love: streets, landscapes, parties and people that make a place famous. Each village has a cultural, natural and historical wealth, which become the greatest treasure to attract foreigners and visitors from other areas of the country.

Then a trip through different municipalities of Colombia that you can not miss visiting. From corner to corner, you will find experiences and unique stories that invite you to know more and more. With information from the tourism portal www.colombia.travel.com we make the following tour.


Mompox (Bolívar)

Mompox

It houses a classic architectural style in colonial streets and facades with romantic airs. Its beauty is adorned by the flow of the popular river Magdalena, the main fluvial artery of Colombia. Due to the high conservation of its historic center, Mompox was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1995.

It is located six hours from Cartagena. In 1987 he served as location for the filming of the film 'Chronicle of an announced death', inspired by the book of the Nobel Gabriel García Márquez.


Girón (Santander)

Girón (Santander)

Known as the 'white city' for the good care of its façades and paved trails dating from the sixteenth century, in addition to its bridges of calicanto and lanterns that adorn each house. It is located only 9 kilometers from Bucaramanga and its colonial style architecture was recognized as a National Monument in 1963.

It is considered one of the great tourist attractions of the region, offering extreme entertainment plans such as rafting, abseiling and paragliding.


Honda (Tolima)

Honda (Tolima)

It was the first fluvial port of Colombia in the nineteenth century. Its architecture is a mixture of elements of pre-Columbian style, colonial and republican with an Arab touch. It is also called the 'city of bridges' by having different structures that cross the Magdalena, Gualí, Guarinó and Quebrada Seca rivers that cross it.

It is known for the different aquatic activity plans offered by its location, as well as different fish preparations.


Barichara (Santander)

Barichara (Santander)

It is called the 'prettiest town in Colombia'. It is located 118 kilometers from Bucaramanga and is more than 300 years old. It stands out for its streets and cobbled buildings that evoke a trip through the colonial period.

Peace and tranquility go by. Its name in Chibcha means "place of rest". In 1978, this municipality was declared as Cultural Heritage of Colombia.


Salento (Quindío)

Salento (Quindío)

For many it is a magical little town, one of the best places to fall in love with the coffee region. It is known for being the cradle of the wax palm, a patriotic symbol of Colombia. Its streets and large houses are a lively representation of paisa culture, painted with multiple colors and adorned with abundant flowers.

One of its tourist attractions is the Cocora Valley, a wide mountainous landscape that is part of the Natural Park of the Nevados and hosts a large number of species of fauna and flora.


Villa de Leyva (Boyacá)

Villa de Leyva (Boyacá)

From cobbled streets, colonial buildings, to museums and handicrafts, they are a sample of the rich cultural wealth in this municipality. Its main square is an icon of tourism in the department of Boyacá surrounded by the Cathedral Church, the Church of Carmen and the Antonio Nariño Museum.

It is located near emblematic sites such as the Desert of Candelaria and the Santurario de Fauna y Flora de Iguague.


Santa Fe de Antioquia

Santa Fe de Antioquia

It was the site of the beginning of Antioquia colonization, reason why it is considered the 'cradle of paisa' race with more than 500 of history since its foundation in 1541. It is located one hour of way to the northwest of Medellín.

Besides conserving its colonial architecture to know and to travel, it is famous for the West Bridge, that crosses the river Cauca and is one of the most representative constructions of the region. Their typical fruit is the tamarind, ingredient with which they prepare delicious juices and sweets.


Lorica (Córdoba)

Lorica (Córdoba)

Its history and culture is impregnated by the influence of French, English, Belgian, North American and even Syrian and Lebanese roots, due to the arrival in the 19th century of foreigners who entered through the Sinu River, a tributary that characterizes it and which owes its growth and economic sustenance. Its cuisine is one of the most desirable, joining elements of coastal culture and Arab food.


Buga (Valle)

Buga (Valle)

Recognized for hosting the Basilica of the Lord of Miracles, meeting point for religious faithful come frequently from different parts. The architecture of the 17th and 17th centuries of its historic center is preserved and is its strongest attraction.

Travelers can enjoy a unique entertainment offer with water sports on the traditional Lake Calima.


Jardín (Antioquia)

Jardín (Antioquia)

Located southwest of Antioquia and surrounded by mountains, it lives up to its name in its main park loaded with abundant flowers of different colors that welcome and marvel tourists, along with its Basilica Menor, where you can see the hill of Christ King and its two aerial cable systems.

The times of the Colony can still be lived walking through its streets and hamlets with ancient balconies.