Ipiales to Medellin Bus
Ipiales is away from Medellin 550 mi (885 km) and the travel takes about 16 hours. Fronteras and Expreso Bolivariano, terrestrial transportation companies, propose several schedules and low-cost bus tickets to cover this route, making easier the traveller's choice. In 2013, The Wall Street Journal chose Medellin as The Most Innovative City of the World, due to the efficient use of resources. This fact has made possible very important events as the BID Conventions (Inter-American Bank of Development). It's a place which combines the joy of the inhabitant farmers with the turbulent life of the city. The weather in Medellin is subtropical with an average temperature of 72 °F (22 °C) and moderate rains can take place.
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Ipiale is a city located in the Department of Nariño, near the border with Ecuador. The spaniards founded the city in 1585, in an area previously occupied by “The Nation of the Pastos”. Ipiale was one of the first cities that declared its independence, and its residents fought bravely in the Battle of the Tarabita de México, one of the first skirmishes of the independence campaign.Ipiales forms an urban conurbation with Tulcán, an ecuadorian city. It has very different touristic attractions, the most famous being the Las Lajas Cathedral, an impressive architectonic work located in the middle of a cliff.
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.