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Bucaramanga to Cartagena Bus
The journey from Bucaramanga to Cartagena by bus is at a distance of 405 mi (652 km) that take about 11 hours of travel. The terrestrial transportation company xxxxxxxxxxxxxx covers this route, providing bus tickets at low-cost rates and various schedules, so that the traveller can choose the one he prefers. Cartagena has impressive architecture and military constructions as fortresses and walls, since due to its prosperity in the colonial period -the city was an important port of riches exportation to Spain- Cartagena was constantly attacked by pirates; today all this historic wealth is Human Heritage declared by the Unesco. The climate in Cartagena is tropical and humid, with an average temperature of 84.2 °F (29 °C) and you can feel a high humidity level in the atmosphere during the most rainy season (from May to November). It's highly recommended to bring sunscreen protection in the warm season and an umbrella to protect you from the rains that take place unexpectedly.
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Bucaramanga is situated at 959 m a.s.l. in an area that used to be populated by the indigenous guanes, being in close proximity with other tribes such as the chibchas, chitarreros, laches and muiscas. Bucaramanga was established as a native town in 1622 and some mines were operated by the spaniards were established in the neighboring areas.During the XIXth century the town formally became a "Villa". At the end of that century it endured political struggles between craftsmen and traders, while during the XXth it had to endure the misery left over from the Thousand Day's War. The city managed to thrive and became one of the most important cities in modern Colombia. Its touristic atractions and hotel enterprises made the city grow and is now known as the "Pretty City". It also has very atractive parks, which earned the nickname "The City of Parks".
Situated at an average height of 2 m a.s.l., Cartagena always welcomes you with a new adventure. The "Fortified City" lies 702 mi (1130 km) away from the capital Bogota by bus, and it is considered among the most sought out destinations in all Latin America. Founded in 1533, Cartagena is the capital of the Bolivar department and its situated right next to the seashore of the Caribbean sea, which positions the city right next to to beautiful beaches like la Boquilla, Castillo Grande or Bocagrande. On your route through the urban area you will be surrounded by unique streets where you can relive the history of Colombia through its colonial architecture. Its historic center has been declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO.