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Bogota to Manizales Bus
The distance from Bogota to Manizales is 189 mi (304 km) that take approximately 9 hours to go across. Expreso Bolivariano, Fronteras and Arauca, terrestrial transportation companies, provide a diversity of schedules and prices for the user's comfort. Depending on the bus you choose, there will be several services as wifi, reclining seats or films projection. Manizales is known as "The City of the Open Doors" due to the kindness of its inhabitants. It's also called "the Worldwide Capital of Coffee" for the importance that the coffee had and has nowadays on its industrial development. The temperature in Manizales averages 61 °F (16 °C) and can present frequent rains. We recommend to bring warm clothing for the temperate weather and an umbrella for the sporadic rains.
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Bogota is the capital of Colombia, situated at 2640 m a.s.l. The city is known as the "Athens of South America" due to its great numer of museums, theaters, libraries and cultural activities. It is the third most elevated city in South America, behind (La Paz and Quito). In your journey through Bogota you will enjoy the historical tour along streets that combine modernity with colonial architechture. Bogota is well known for its cultural events like the International Book Fair and the "Festivales al Parque", which are attended by both national and international tourists. The Gold Museum, the National Observatory, the Colpatria Tower and the Botanical Garden José Celestino Mutis, the old La Candelaria Barrios are all must see destinations for all tourists. We hope yiy enjoy your historical and cultural adventure in Bogota!
Manizales is the coffee capital of Colombia. Located near the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, it was founded the 12th of October in 1949 in a territory previously occupied by the Quimbaya culture. The city was affected by the battles of the civil wars that followed the independence of Colombia, and various factions fought over control of the city on more than one ocassion.Manizales garnered more attention following the separation of Panama, which motivated the instalation of railways that connected the city with the rest of the country, which boosted its economic development.The city is renowned for producing one of the best coffees in the whole world. Since the last half of the XXth century, Manizales became a hub for many superior education institutions, which in turn made the city an attractive place for students. It hosts several cultural events, as well as several museums, which combined with natural sightseeing areas and a well preserved historical heritage, make the city an interesting tourism destination.