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Medellin to Pereira Bus
Medellin is away from Pereira 134 mi (215 km), which take about 5 hours of travel. Arauca, terrestrial transportation company, covers this route providing low-cost bus tickets and diverse schedules, for a higher comfort of the traveller. The name of the city comes from the last name of a landowner who supported the independence of Colombia, Francisco Pereira Martinez, whose wish was to found a city in that territory. Due to its location in several altitude floors Pereira presents from a tropical rainy climate to another colder or a paramo. Close to the Cauca river the average temperature is 82 °F (28 °C), while at the area of Julita the average temperature is 62.6 °F (17 °C), besides the fact that it's a quite rainy city. If you are travelling to Pereira, take different clothes to get to know all that this coloured city offers you.
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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.
Capital of the Risaralda Department, was founded in 1863, and its situated at an average 1550 m a.s.l. although some areas are at 1200 m a.s.l.It is one of the most populared cities in the "coffee belt". During the precolumbian times the area was inhabited by the cultures Quimbaya and Pijao, which were known for their craftmanship. It was first known as "Old Carago", but it adopted the name "Pereira" over time, in memory of Doctor Francisco Pereira Martínez, one of the heroes of the Columbian Independency Campaign who took refuge on the area.During the 1950's, during the Colombian Internal Conflict, the city received a lot of refugeed from different part of the countries, which is the reason of the diversity one can witness in the city. Pereira became known as "The loving, the never-sleeping and brown" because it receives and nurtures everyone who visits the city. It's the touristic hub for the coffee belt and also famous for its nightlife, the "Pearl of the Otún", in honor to the river that crosses the city. It's a municipality with great cultural development and social integration, and also, due to its location, Pereira is a gathering point for commerce between the most important colombian cities like Medellín, cali, Bogotá, Manizales and Armenia.