What to see in Colombia: entry documents, destinations and cities you can't miss

    What to see in Colombia: entry documents, destinations and cities you can't miss
    Colombia is a state yet to be discovered, wonderful both in its natural and historical aspects. Let's see together where to stop and what to see in Colombia

    The Colombia It is a country rich in natural resources, where you can see truly paradisiacal places and various archaeological sites dedicated to the ancient civilization of the Incas, who have left a very clear mark in this area. A bit like Mexico, Colombia was a Spanish colony until 1819, when it achieved independence along with Ecuador, Venezuela and Bolivia. Although Spanish colonization brought great disasters to the territory of the Colombian state, part of its historical attractions has to do with the buildings that the Spanish themselves built in Colombia. In the past this country remained unknown. In the West it was believed that it was too dangerous to go on a tourist visit and that the safety of tourists in the great state was insufficient. Today, fortunately, It's not like that.

    Colombia is totally open to tourist flows from Europe and the United States of America. Not only. Today it represents one of the largest destinations for travelers heading to Latin America. The Colombian Government continues the fight against local crime, trying by all means to cut funds and various supports to drug traffickers (who are still the main problem of the Colombian State today). The tourist visa useful for visiting Colombia can be requested directly at the border. Generally, however, such a document has a validity of approximately 2 weeks, At the end of which you will have to leave the territory of the Colombian state. Alternatively, you can also apply for a visa at the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Colombia in Rome. In this case you will have to fill out an application form and pay a modest sum of money.

    Almost all tourist itineraries recommend starting the discovery of Colombia from BogotĂĄ, which in addition to being one of the largest cities in the country, is also the capital. The large urban center rises 2,5 kilometers above sea level. You can easily get there by plane; However, if people wanted to see better surrounding sights, they could travel to the city by bus. However, you should consider that the mountain road is really winding and difficult to navigate, so it is better to think carefully about your choice. Once in the capital of Colombia, you must reserve time to go to the neighborhood. In Candelara. The latter is also the historic center and houses most of the main monuments of the administrative center of Colombia.

    Also worth seeing in BogotĂĄ are the large botanical gardens, true examples of art in its perfect fusion with nature. Given the height at which the city is located, local citizens thought well of building an astronomical observatory. It is one of the largest in Latin America and also represents an important tourist destination. Also nearby is the Colombian planetarium. In BogotĂĄ there are around 60 museums, many of which are internationally famous. Leaving the capital it is advisable to head towards the north coast, where another important city is located: Cartagena In the past it was a cultural center and today its historic center is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. There are many buildings worth seeing: the Church of San Domenico, for example, the Palace of the Inquisition, the Governor's Palace and more.

    A few kilometers from Cartagena there is a diving site, located near the Nuestra Señora del Rosario archipelago. Nature lovers might consider diving to see the beautiful views. coral reefs. On the other hand, you can also visit each of the 27 small islands to discover their great variety of flora and fauna. However, it must be remembered that some of the islands are part of the protected Colombian National Park. Nature lovers may also decide to venture into the famous Amazon jungle, where to visit peasant towns that have resisted the change of times. Generally, the aborigines of the Amazon rainforest are not very happy to receive visits from foreigners.

    However, you can always observe the cabins they live in and go out to explore the jungle. Most forest walks begin in the city of Leticia, located on the border with Brazil. Also in the area flows the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers on the planet. Along its river course you can admire the Victoria Regia, one of the largest water lilies in the world. Traveling by boat, tourists will have the opportunity to see the life of local tribes, admire the crafts of the Tikuna, We will arrive at the community of Macedonia and see the pink dolphins of Tarapoto, a natural lake. Even mountain lovers will be satisfied: the Colombian Andes are a true spectacle that must be discovered step by step, perhaps accompanied by a good tour guide.

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