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Cucuta to Medellin Bus
Cucuta is away from Medellin 442 mi (711 km) and the route by bus takes about 13 hours. The route is covered by Expreso Bolivariano and Fronteras, terrestrial transportation companies which provide several choices on schedules and rates, for the user to select his bus ticket. Medellin is also called the "city of the eternal spring" and offers to the visitors a cultural entertainment space and a hectic nightlife to get the best of the time you stay there. There are infinite places to visit, natural landscapes and panoramic views, features of Medellin, a city that welcomes its visitors with open arms. The climate in Medellin is subtropical and monsoon, with an average temperature of 73 °F (23 °C), so it's highly recommended to bring clothes that you feel at ease to enjoy the warmth of this beautiful city.
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San José of Cucuta is a colombian municipality, capital of Norte de Santander's department. It's located in the northeast of the country, in the homonymous valley, on the eastern mountain range of the Andes and in front of the border with Venezuela. It's the political, economic, administrative, industrial, cultural and turistic center of the department. The city was named in honor of José de Nazaret and because the name of the cacique who ruled the region before the conquest was Barí Cúcuta.Cucuta is remembered as a military city because in 1821, Simón Bolívar, Francisco de Paula Santander and others heroes of independence, met in the current Villa del Rosario to decree the first constitution that officially declared the independence of Colombia. Santander's park is the central square of Cucuta, where occurred several historic events and public shows. It's located in front of the mayoralty and in front of the San Jose cathedral. In the center of the park there's a bronze bust of the general Santander, created in 1890. Currently, Cucuta is a prosperous city and is very important for the economic sector because limits with Venezuela. Also, stands out for its modern road infrastructure.
Medellin is located at 1495 m a.s.l., just 261 mi (420 kms) away from the capital Bogota. It is known as "The eternal spring city" or the "mountain's capital" nicknames that reflect it's attractive weather. It's history stars a number of indigenous tribes that lived on the region since V b.c. The first contact between the spaniards and the people of the Valley of Aburrá happened in 1541, although due to the lack of precious minerals and the resistance from the locals, the area was initially abandoned.In 1616 Medellín was founded with the name of "Poblado de San Lorenzo". In 1826, Medellín was named as capital of the Antioquia department by the National Congress. Modern day Medellín is a prosperous city in constant industrial and social development.