Discover Colombia´s Andean Region
The Andes region of Colombia is the most populated area of the country with a busy metropolitan life in its two major cities of Bogotá and Medellín. With international commercial aspirations and equally impressive dining, visitors can experience the modern and traditional in an exciting setting. In contrast the region also offers the most stunning natural views and landscapes. The Andes range run predominantly the length of the country, and therefore forms the fertile region of Colombia. With such a vast expanse, the ecosystem of the region is varied and spectacular with snow-capped mountains and volcanoes, immense plateaus, fertile highlands, lush forests and deep canyons and valleys coursing the length of the country. Within these habitats the region can boast a menagerie of fauna and exquisite and exotic flora.
Bogotá is the capital of the Republic of Colombia and has always been the capital since it was founded by the Spanish Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada in 1538. Bogotá is now a modern fast growing city, fuelling the economic growth of the nation, and one of Latin America’s urban highlights
Colombia - Medellín
Medellín is the second largest city in Colombia and is the capital of Antioquia Department. Founded in 1616 by the Spaniard Francisco Herrera Y Campuzano, the city is nestled in the Aburrá Valley. The city, including the metropolitan areas has a population of 3.5 million
Also known as the ‘Coffee Triangle’ or the ‘Gold Triangle’; coffee plantations have existed in the Central mountain range of the Colombian Andes since the beginning of the 19th century and has since developed into one of the most important export products for the country
This fertile agricultural state exudes history and culture. Known as ‘The Land of Freedom’, it was in Boyacá that a series of battles were fought to secure independence from Spain. The spoils of wars are now for everyone to admire; drenched in historic significance for the proud people of Colombia
San Agustín Archaeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site of pre-Columbian archaeological significance and considered the largest such site in South America. 450 km (280 mi) southwest of Bogotá where the three Andean mountain ranges diverge, the site of San Agustín had been laid hidden since the 12th century AD and until excavation in the 1930s when archaeologists unearthed the first chinas sculptured from volcanic rock