The most important cities of Colombia

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Have you ever traveled to Colombia ? Well, you should do it for many reasons! On the one hand, we are talking about one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Even between June and November you will be able to contemplate the humpback whales and sea turtles, which pass through here to reproduce. On the other hand, you should know that, although there are no seasons here, the climate and temperatures are just as diverse as its landscapes. In fact, you can find natural forests, savannas, deserts, wetlands, snowy peaks … Of course, it also offers a wide variety of beaches, some of them the most surprising.

Another characteristic of Colombia that we want to highlight is its gastronomic wealth, being able to find everything from seafood in the Caribbean and Pacific part, to exquisite soups and creams in the center of the country. And that’s not to mention its great variety of fruits and coffee. So that you continue to know this country, today at Vuela Viajes we are going to talk to you about its main cities, based on the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?

Bogota

Bogota
We are going to start talking about Bogotá, capital of the Republic of Colombia and the department of Cundinamarca, in addition to being the political, administrative, economic, industrial, artistic, cultural, sports and, of course, tourist epicenter of the country. It is a diverse and multicultural city in which modern buildings are combined with those of the colonial past. In addition, it is important to bear in mind that thanks to its hills and parks, it is a green city.

Medellin

Medellin
The second most populated city in Colombia is Medellín, capital of the department of Antioquia. Located in the central mountain range of the Andes, it is an ideal destination for hiking , zip-lining and horseback riding. In addition, tourists can enjoy a vacation full of culture.

Cali

Cali
After Medellín, the most populated city in Colombia is Cali, whose official name is Santiago de Cali. It is the capital of the department of Valle del Cauca and is considered one of the oldest cities in America. On the other hand, you should know that it is one of the main economic and industrial centers of the country.

Barranquilla

Barranquilla
Capital of the department of Atlántico, Barranquilla is the fourth most populated city in the country. One of the most important cultural festivities in Colombia is celebrated here, the Barranquilla Carnival , which has been declared an Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. In addition, the city stands out for its architectural beauty, its natural landscapes and the joy of the people.

Cartagena de Indias

Cartagena-de-Indias
The fifth most populous city in Colombia is Cartagena de Indias, capital of the department of Bolívar. Located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, it has preserved its historic center, the Walled City, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We also want to highlight its excellent beaches.

Cucuta

Cucuta
We must also talk about Cúcuta, officially San José de Cúcuta, capital of the department of Norte de Santander. It houses many sites of interest, such as the Monument to Christ the King, a viewpoint that offers spectacular views , or the Columna de Padilla, an obelisk in honor of Admiral Padilla.

Loneliness

Loneliness
The seventh most populous city in Colombia is Soledad. In fact, it is one of the country’s municipalities with the highest population growth. Located just 3 kilometers from Barranquilla, it is famous for its sausage and for being the birthplace of Francisco “Pacho” Galán, one of the most important musicians in the history of the country.

Ibague

Ibague
Finally, we must talk about Ibagué, capital of the department of Tolima. It is considered one of the oldest cities in Colombia. In addition, it receives the nickname of "The Musical Capital of Colombia", being the headquarters of the Colombian Folk Festival and housing numerous monuments alluding to music.

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