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Medellin to Tunja Bus
The travel from Medellin to Tunja is at a distance of 340 mi (547 km) which take about 10 hours to go through by bus. The terrestrial transportation company that covers this route is xxxxxxxxx and propose low-cost bus tickets and varied schedules, for more comfort of its travellers. The buses leave from the terminal xxxxxxx destination to the terminal xxxxxxx in Tunja. The city of Tunja is considered the University City of Colombia, since many students decide to study in its universities. The weather in Tunja is cold of high mountain and dry, and registers an average annual temperature of 55 °F (13 °C). Tunja has 2 rainy seasons, from April to June and from October to November, and the changes in the climate come due to the height and the ocean currents. If you travel to Tunja, we recommend you to be sure of the period when you travel to adapt your luggage to the rain.
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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.
Tunja is one of the oldest cities in South America, It was first a Muiscas urban center, in 1000 a.c. aproximately. It was then occupied by the spaniards, who founded a city of their own in August 6th, 1539. During the colonial era, Tunja was an important political, cultural and administrative center, as well as a stanging point for expeditions to other regions of Colombia and Venezuela.Tunja Achieved its definitive independence from Spain in 1819, as part of the called "Paso de los Andes" (Crossing of the Andes), which allowed Bolívar to take the royalist defense by surprise. Much of this feats are recorded in local museums and other historical heritage in the city.During the Republic, Tunja became renowned due to its schools and education centers, and also due to harboring some of the best intelectuals of the country. By the end of the XXth century, Tunja begins experiencing an important urban expansion and an increase in private capital, which has made Tunja an important metropolis for the country.