The last of our 3 part travel guide to Colombia’s coffee growing region, we bring you Caldas. Each of the states have a variety of things to offer from ecological trails to historic old churches, there is so much to do. That is why we had to break it up into 3 sections! And keep in mind, this is only one of the many regions Colombia has. You could spend a whole year in Colombia and still not see everything the country has to offer. So for now, here are the Caldas sights to see!
Caldas – Sights in Colombia’s Eje Cafetero
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All over Manizales there are beautiful catholic churches. Many of them have climbs to the top, guided tours that tell you the history, and stunning views of the city once you make it to the top. Even if you aren’t religious, the art work and stained glass windows are worth a visit!
Photo By Eduardo Aguilar
Photo by, Liceth Celis
Though not really a tourist site (it was built to help poorer citizens get to and from town) it does give you a nice view of the city! When we travel we enjoying seeing how others live and what their daily lives look like, though sometimes you feel intrusive you always come out a little more greatful for what you have. Make sure you go earlier in the day so you can see all the way across town!
Photo by, Juan Carlos Pachón
Colombia’s history with its railroad system is peppered all over the country. Here and there you see historic train stations in the heart of city centers. Manizales’ antique train station is a reminder of that history and charm. Though it is now part of a university campus, the architecture is still stunning and well preserved, serving as a reminder of how historic buildings can be preserved. The mesh of modern and historic is just another charming thing about the station.
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If you want to spend your day surrounded by some of the most beautiful examples of Colombia’s flora and fauna, you will LOVE Reciento del Pensamiento. With a stunning Orchid Forrest, Birding observatory, and butterfly garden you will find yourself feeling like you’ve stepped into the garden scene from Alice In Wonderland. For nature lovers and ecotourists, this is a must!
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