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The name of Colombia itself is like honey to the tongues of seasoned adventurers—and those four syllables call to mind a country with an enchanting mix of past and present, beautiful beaches, sweeping views of the majestic Andes, and of sultry afternoons best spent going experiencing the Colombia’s hidden gems. 

Colonial flavors

The capital city Bogota is in itself a goldmine of different attractions and activities. Bogota is best known for its rich colonial flavor; there are plenty of historical landmarks in the area, including the La Candelaria district, the Capitol Municipal Palace and a number of Catholic churches. Despite its colonial past, Bogota is a modern city with plenty of luxuries and comforts that urban travelers will enjoy. The capital city is also home to a couple of museums that will immerse visitors into the rich history, art, and culture of the country, including the Gold Museum, the National Museum, the Modern Art Museum, and the Botero Museum.

History, and then some

When in Colombia, do not forget to pay a visit to the walled city of Cartagena, which served as the city’s defense against invaders hundreds of years ago. Aside from the enjoyable history lesson that walking around Cartagena provides visitors, the areas surrounding this ancient fortress city is also home to other attractions, such as bars and clubs, that provide tourists more reasons to party the balmy nights away.

Archaelogy, architecture, and more

If you are looking for unique spots to see, do not forget to head over to Ciudad Perdida in Sierra Nevada, which are ruins of a city six centuries older than Machu Picchu. The country was colonized by the Catholic Spaniards, as evidenced by hundreds of antique Catholic churches in Colombia, but perhaps the most unique is the Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, which was built inside the tunnels of a salt mine. This unusual cathedral is considered as one of the gems of Colombian architecture.

Nature lovers will never feel left out in Colombia, as there are plenty of beaches, tropical jungles, and mountains in the country.