Medellin to Manizales Bus
The travel from Medellin to Manizales goes through the distance of 123 mi (198 km) on the highway and it takes approximately 4 hours. The terrestrial transportation company Arauca provides unexpensive bus tickets in various schedules for the comfort of the user. Manizales is also known as the World's Coffee capital, because of the development that this industry and cultivation has achieved in the city. It's also called the Open Doors City, since the locals are very nice with travellers and tourists. Manizales presents mainly a temperate and warm climate, with an average temperature of 61 °F (16 °C), that's why it's recommended to the traveller having warm clothes and a not to be missed umbrella, since it's a quite rainy city.
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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.
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.