Colombia: The Cradle of Historical Tourism

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Colombia is a country with ancient historical tourist attraction sites. The South American Country offers extraordinary scenery with cinematic paved towns and villages that makes a visitor feel like he has been tossed into an ancient century. The Spanish-speaking country is just breaking its shells to blossom into the modern world stage, as it is thoroughly marred by is past. Colombia is renowned for its coffee estates, and even the adorable culture leaves travelers with the urge to revisit. Colombia’s equatorial location provides it with a diversity of landscapes matched by a few countries. CULTURE

Colombia’s assorted cultural heritage originates from the co-occurrence of the Spanish explorers, the native Indians as well as African slaves. Several towns have a major influence on its Spanish culture. An affluence of ancient cultures left behind a charming expanse of cultural and archaeological sites all over Colombia. One of the most pleasant-sounding symbolic expressions of the country is Cumbia and Vallenato music. Cumbia

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combines three cultures: African, European and Indigenous. The African effect provides the beat of the drums, the Indigenous-centered flute fuses with the tune and the European offers some distinctions in the songs, dance routines and dancers’ costumes. The following slangs are commonly used in Colombia and indispensable to know:

Brirse - to split up or to leave Bacano - Someone or something cool, kind, sociable Barra - One thousand Colombian pesos Filo – Hunger

THINGS YOU MUST DO

Visiting Colombia means that there are different things you have to try out in order to have value for your money and precious time. With each region having their own representative dishes, I would recommend the diverse and sumptuous cuisines the friendly citizens have incorporated into their menu. The versatility of Colombian food makes it rich, flavorful, vibrant and soothing. The people have upheld their superb ancestral dishes through many generations, swayed by not only indigenous Colombian culture, but also Spanish, African as well as Arab cultures.

The Arepas is one of Colombia’s most common dishes, which is served in practically every household. There are varieties of arepas in every region, which makes them suitable for every meal of the day. They act as appetizers, snacks or garnishes but can also definitely make a full and nourishing meal and can be p

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Try out Chuleta Valluna dish, which is very popular in restaurants and normally served with potatoes, rice, beans, salad, or yucca. This Pork delicacy originated from El Valle region.

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fast. Sudado de Pollo, which means “sweaty chicken” comprises of deliciously cooked chicken thighs served with white rice and avocado on the side. Lechona tolimense mostly served in exceptional cases. It contains holed pork filled with rice, peas and spices, then prepared in a brick oven.

PLACES YOU MUST VISIT

As an embodiment of historical towns, Cartagena is one of the ancient cities of the Spanish Empire. It is rich in history and has an exciting tropical climate so ensure you carry plenty of water and sunscreen. Exploring the old city always makes one feel like he/she is engulfed in a completely new world.

Medellin city is an incredible city to adventure since you can sightsee the picturesque mountains and the gorgeous botanical gardens. You can explore both the Botero Plaza and the museum. The nightlife also lights up with some Reggaeton or salsa dancing. In Bogota, you can explore the ancient city streets, the famous Plaza de

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Did you find this post interesting? Feel free to drop a comment or if you got tempted to visit Colombia make sure you book a free trial lesson and start sharping your Spanish today!


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