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Manizales to Pacora Bus
Manizales is away from Pacora 64.6 mi (104 km) and the travel takes about 3 hours. Arauca, terrestrial transportation company, provides bus tickets at low-costs for this route and in several schedules, for the traveller comfort. An emblem of Pacora is the noisemaker, an instrument brought from Spain used to bring together the people to religious events. Various prototypes were brought in 1831, among them one quite big, reason why the locals are called also "matracas". The climate of Pacora is mild and warm, with an average temperature of 64.4 °F (18 °C). The area is quite rainy, so don't forget an umbrella or a raincoat, to walk across the city without any problem.
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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.
The municipality of Pacora is part of the Coffee Axis and its history goes back to the Quimbaya indigenous as first settlers of the territory. In 1542 the town of Santiago de Armas was founded and it was moved in 1832, but because of difficulties on the way they founded the town of Arma Nuevo, that later on would be transformed in Pacora. Among the most representative tourist attractions, we find the Piedra de Pipinta located in Alto del Pozo that, according to the stories, was a secret commerce route between the indigenous of the area and the Cerro de Cristo Rey that, according to the lengend, was built to counteract the hex of a renegade priest. The typical dishes that you can taste on the region are the sancocho de una or timbusca, made of meat and diverse spices, the hogao, the frijoles caldenses, the bandeja paisa and diverse types of arepas. The most representative festival of Pacora is the Fiesta del Agua, that is celebrated every 2 years in October, lasts 4 days and includes sports competitions, fireworks, artists presentation, dawn chorus and cultural presentations, among other events. Pacora is an ecologic interesting destination that harbors a great variety of legends that all the travelers should get to know.