Bogotá is located near the geographic center of Colombia, on the east of the Savannah of Bogotá. Bogotá was originally called "Bacatá" (which means “planted fields”) by the Muiscas. It was the center of their civilization before the Spanish explorers colonized the area, and it sustained a large population. The European settlement was founded in August 6, 1538 by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada and was named "Santa Fé de Bacatá" after his birthplace Santa Fé and the local name. "Bacatá" had become the modern "Bogotá" by the time it was made the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada, which was then part of the Viceroyalty of Peru, and later of the Viceroyalty of New Granada. The city soon became one of the centers of Spanish colonial power and civilization in South America.
(Bogota, Cartagena, Santa Marta)
From the violet mist that shrouds the Andean mountains to the lush green of the jungle canopy and the sparkling turquoise of the Caribbean coast, you’ll be seduced by the rich colors of Colombia.
(Bogota, Villa de Leyva, Medellin, Cartagena)
Deep beneath the streets of Zipaquira lies a marvel of engineering and artistic achievement so great that you’ll be left speechless at the ingenuity of the human spirit.
(Bogota, Villa de Leyva)
(San Gil, Barichara)
Colombia is an amazing land of contrasts with its rich cultural history, amazing architecture, geographical diversity and the simple warmth and hospitality of its people it’s easy to see why this fascinating country is becoming an increasingly popular spot for overseas visitors.
(Bogota, Risaralda Coffee Region, Cartagena)
The rich aroma of coffee floats in the air as you laugh with friendly locals in the charming plazas of Columbia’s rural coffee towns that have remained unchanged for centuries.
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