Medellin to Betania Bus
The route from Medellin to Betania takes approximately 3 hours, going through the highway 71 mi (114 km). The inter-city buses of the transportation companies Rapido Ochoa and Brasilia will take you to the "worldwide captial of the guasca music", one of the names that receive the municipality of Betania. You can find the bus tickets for the route Medellin - Betania through the website, at low-cost rates and with a variety of schedules and services. The weather in Betania is tropical, but not so warm as other similar towns, with recurring rains throughout the year. The temperature averages 68 °F (20 °C), although sometimes the thermal sensation is bigger, as the first days of January.
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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.
In Antioquia is located the Colombian municipality of Betania, which is placed at 1550 meters above the sea level. In pre-Columbian times the territory was settled by indigenous known as Tapartoes, Citaraes and Naratupes. On the beginning there were farms in this area, in 1889 there is a territory with some more population and in 1920 the area achieved the independence from its neighbors, Andes and Bolivar, despite of their opposition. It's also known as the capital of the guasca music. The main attractions are the Plaza Principal with the Casa Parroquial San Rafael which has a Gothic style and its construction took 40 years, the Farallones del Citara, which include virgin forests quite beautiful and showy; they are part of the Reserva Forestal Protectora Regional Farallones del Citara; the Jesus Maria Restrepo Velez is a museum that keeps works of this artist and thirteen Christs sculpted in bronze and El Mirador, made of stone and wood, that remembers the indigenous architecture. The main typical dishes of the region are the bandeja paisa, an abundant and delicious plate that you should share with someone to finish it, the sancocho de gallina, a thick soup with agave and banana, the tamales and empanadas. The festivals that we stand out of Betania are the Fiestas Patronales a San Rafael Arcangel in September where you will see cavalcades, parades, celebration and union, the Festival de la Musica Guasca in November, with representations of varied music groups and flashy parades, and in July the Fiesta de Aniversarion del Municipio and the Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen. In Betania you will feel a music and joyful environment shared by all the visitors that come to the land, enjoy your visit to this interesting land of Colombia.