Picture windswept and foggy mountain plains, mythical lagoons harboring untold riches and swamps that halted the armies of an empire and it’s easy to understand why the Eastern Colombian Andes are so deeply grounded in legend.
The Magdalena Valley and the lowlands of Los Llanos are places of stark contrasts, where remarkable contemporary cities, including the national capital of Bogotá, coexist with timeless colonial towns, while ancient myths and folklore coexist within a truly modern society.
The peaceful mountains of the Eastern Colombian Andes have witnessed truly monumental events, whose effects still resonate today. It was here that the Europeans made their way into the interior of the continent, and it was between these same summits that patriots overthrew the shackles of colonialism to see the birth of an independent nation.
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The Magdalena River is among the most important in Colombia, and it has become a cultural symbol for the people living on its banks: their history, culture, celebrations and much more. Navigate through this guidebook for more information.
Flowers, forests, jungles, birds, bears, and even capybaras—Colombia truly has it all. You’ll be utterly charmed by the beauty of our nature and you’ll be able to show visitors that the legends it spawns have some surprising truths to them.
Colombia’s culture is so astonishingly diverse, expressions vary wildly from north to south as do flavors from east to west. Discover how these differences make our country special.
You’re a step away from discovering our dazzling butterfly diversity. Become a true expert in our more than 3,740 species and teach those who visit just what makes Colombia the most biodiverse country per square meter.