Sol Muisca Villa De Leyva

Located about 4.7km away from the town, and situated opposite the Stonehenge of Colombia or also known as “El Infiernito“, Sol Muisca is a place where one can learn more about the Muisca culture through a guided tour. The Muiscas is an indigenous people of the Central Americas, and they are one of the four advanced civilizations besides Aztec, Maya and Incas. This ancient civilization still exists, but the population of the Muisca has drastically decreased in the modern days. Continue reading “Sol Muisca Villa De Leyva”

Casa Terracota

Casa Terracota or also known as The house of the Flintstones is the biggest earthenware in the world. Measuring at 500m², this giant craft built by Octavio Mendoza located about 1.9km away from Plaza Mayor. Constructed by using the four elements – earth, water, fire and air, the architect hopes to promote a harmonies lifestyle with the surrounding environment and also raise awareness about the damages of modern construction to nature. Continue reading “Casa Terracota”

La Candelaria

La Candelaria happened to be the first place we visited for sightseeing in Colombia, and although it had been over a year since our last visit, I was still able to remember the moments in my mind. On our first visit, we’re still new to this country, having arrived in Colombia just five days ago, we yet to find an apartment, and still staying in the accommodation that the BC had arranged for us, Juliette ApartaSuites in Chapinero. Continue reading “La Candelaria”

Manizales

A city built in ridgelines with steep slopes, Manizales has more beautiful churches in one precinct than any other city that I’ve been to in Colombia. Founded on 12th October 1849 by settlers from Antioquia, this place is like mini Medellin with a variety of shopping centres, nightlife (Thursday ~ Sunday) and it has a subtropical climate with year-round monthly temperatures around 16.5°C. Continue reading “Manizales”

Santa Rosa de Cabal

Founded in 1844, Santa Rosa de Cabal is a lovely town located about 40km away from Manizales, and 15km away from Pereira. This town, which is well-known for its Chorizo and Hot Springs is located at an altitude of 1,715 meters above sea level and with an average temperature of 19 °C. There are two famous hot springs in this place – Termales de Santa Rosa de Cabal and also Thermal Reserve San Vicente. Having only a night in this place, we only managed to go to one of the hot spring, San Vicente. Continue reading “Santa Rosa de Cabal”