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Colombian Cities and Towns

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Colombian cities are often situated in spectacular landscapes including the Andes mountains like Bogota or Megellin, and on the Caribbean coast such as Cartegena or Barranquilla. A list of more significant Colombian cities is listed below:

Bogotá - The Republic's Capital, a city where all the country converges. Bogotá hosts various internationally acclaimed events such as the Iberoamerican Theatre Festival (largest one on Earth) and "Rock to the Park", a concert featuring rock stars from around the globe. The city also offers a great variety of restaurants and museums, such as Andrés Carne de Res and the National Museum of Colombia.

Barranquilla - Colombia's Golden Port and capital of the Atlántico department. Barranquilla holds its world famous Carnival each February.

Cartagena - Called "The Heroic City", it is capital of the Bolívar department and is Colombia's most touristy city. The colonial architecture and the skyscrapers can be be seen together in this city that offers a unique experience of festivals, restaurants and hotels.

Manizales - capital of the Caldas department. A city full of parks and republican architecture and a gateway to the coffee region.

Medellín - The City of Eternal Spring and capital of the Antioquia department is famous for its large textile industry, which manufactures top quality clothing which is sent all over the world. It's also the birth place of master painter Fernando Botero.

Pereira - Called the "The lovely City" is capital of the Risaralda department and a major city in the coffee region. The famous "Bolivar naked" and Matecana Zoo are found here as well as the Santa Rosa hot spring and the National Park of "Los Nevados".

Popayan - This beautiful, white-washed city is Colombia's religious center. Home to the second largest Easter festival in the world (after Seville, Spain), this town has contributed more Colombian presidents than any other. Bordered by the Purace National Park and gateway to the archeological sites of San Agustin and Tierra Dentro in nearby Huilla.

Santa Marta - One of the more touristy cities in Colombia and capital of the Magdalena department. Santa Marta is unique in the sense that it offers you beautiful beaches and within one a one day walk, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the highest coastal mountain on earth. It's also the place where Liberator General Simón Bolívar died, at La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

Leticia - Capital of the Amazonas department, this city is the a place to experience the Colombian Amazon.

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