logo colombietra
  • Home
  • Barranquilla images/barranquilla.jpg

    Harbor and Carnival.


          Barranquilla is an industrial port city and municipality located in northern Colombia, near the Caribbean Sea. The capital of the Atlántico Department, it is the largest industrial city and port in the Colombian Caribbean region with a population of 1,885,500 as of 2011 in its metropolitan area, which makes it Colombia's fourth most populous city after Bogotá, Medellín and Cali.

    Read more...
  • Bogotá images/bogota.jpg

    2600m closer to stars.


          The Capital of the country, 33 km from south to north, and 16 km from east to west. Established on August 6th, 1538, it is at present the administrative, economic and political center of the country.
    It is a cultural, industrial and sports capital counting about 8 million inhabitants. It became a region of world influence.
    Also known as the savanna of Bogotá, situated in the Oriental mountain range of the Andes, it is and will be a legendary city for its active participation during the historic episodes of the country.
    Of a rich gastronomy, Bogotá offers typical dishes as the soup "ajiaco", the fritanga, the santafereño beef stew, the carajillo, the canelazo, its matchless chocolate with almojábana, the cheese with melao, the merengón and the strawberries and cream, among others, to taste in restaurants and cafés of this big metropolis.

  • Cartagena de Indias images/cartagena.jpg

    The walled city


    Cartagena possesses an architectonic mixture fascinating by its variety. Structures military as bulwarks, ramparts and forts, can be contemplated around a well preserved colonial and republican city. Bulwarks can be crossed in their totality by observing sunsets and thousands of colors which illuminate the city.
    Cartagena possesses magnificent churches, antique houses with the facades intact, and the visit of the Fort of San Felipe of Barajas, heroic protector of the city, contribute to live again Santos's epic stories.

  • Santa Marta images/santamarta.jpg

    One step from the Sierra Nevada.


          Santa Marta is the capital city of the Colombian department of Magdalena in the Caribbean Region. It was founded in July 29, 1525 by the Spanish conqueror Rodrigo de Bastidas, which makes it the oldest remaining city in Colombia (Santa María la Antigua del Darién was founded earlier, but abandoned soon after). Located between the Santa Marta Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, the city is a popular tourist destination due to its history, colonial architecture, beaches and nearby nature reserves.

      Simón Bolívar died at an estate named Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino on the outskirts of Santa Marta on December 17, 1830. The city has been affected to some extent by the Colombian Armed Conflict.

  • Villa de Leyva images/villadeleyva.jpg

    A step into a visual past.


          Villa de Leyva is a colonial town and municipality, in the Boyacá department of Colombia, part of the subregion of the Ricaurte Province. The town is located some 40 km west of Tunja and has a population of about 9,600 people. Villa de Leyva is considered one of the finest colonial villages of Colombia, and was declared a National Monument on December 17, 1954 to preserve its architecture. It is located in a high altitude valley at 2,144 m altitude where fossils from the Mesozoic and the Cretaceous abound. It was founded on June 12, 1572 by Hernán Suarez de Villalobos and named after the first president of the New Kingdom of Granada, Andrés Díaz Venero de Leiva.
    Among the main areas of interests are the Plaza Mayor (Main Square) where besides the Church, many restaurants and stores selling some handcrafted art pieces. The main square and most of the streets around the downtown are made of stones, a recreation of the colonial times.

  • Villavicencio images/villavicencio.jpg

    Welcome to the plain.


          City and municipality in Colombia, capital of the Department of Meta, with 361,058 inhabitants. The city is located at 4°08S, 73°40W, 75 km southeast of the Colombian capital city of Bogotá (DC) by the Guatiquía river. It is also known colloquially as "Villavo" and "Villao".
    Lying in a rural zone of tropical climate, Villavicencio is on the great Colombian-Venezuelan plain called Los Llanos, which is situated to the east of the Andes mountains. Villavicencio is also called "La Puerta al Llano," or "The Gate to the Llanos," due to its location on the historical path from the Colombian interior to the vast savannas that lie between the Andes range and the Amazon rainforest. Villavicencio's proximity to huge mountains and great plains make the city an example of Colombia's geodiversity. Because it is located in the foothills of the Andes, the morning and evening breezes cool the city that is very hot for most of the day.

  • Tourism of Well-being images/turismo_bienestar.jpg
  • Extra images/bandera.jpg

    The surprises of Colombietra.


          Other interesting places of Colombia and the gifts of Colombietra.