Monteria to Ibague Bus
The route between Monteria, Cordoba to Ibague, Tolima is a distance of 810 km, the journey takes approximately 16 hours. The route begins with several large municipalities in the department of Córdoba, such as, for example, Planeta Rica, Caucasia or Tarazá. Then, it goes to the Antioquia capital, Medellín, to reach the coffee region, passing through cities such as Manizales, Pereira, Armenia and taking the Linea de la Línea and arriving in Ibagué. Search your tickets with the itinerary that suits you best and enjoy this journey!
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Monteria is the capital of the Department of Córdoba, and is located at the shores of the Sinú River. The city was founded in 1777 by Antonio de la Torre y Miranda as San Jerónimo de Buenavista, although people still referred to the city as Montería. The city expanded since 1952, year when the Department of Córdoba was created and Monteía was designed as its capital.Nowadays the city is the ranching capital of Colombia. Monteria and the region are known for its cultural mixture, for being the birthplace of the vueltiao hat and for the Forro, a traditional folklóric music genre.
Ibagué is the capital of the Tolima Department. Located at 1285 m.s.n.m., it is situated on the Central Andes mountain range and in between the Combeima Cnayon and the Magdalena Valley.
It was founded the 14th of October of 1550 by the spanish captain Andrés López de Galarza after a brutal skirmish with the Pijaos that inhabited the region. During its first years, Ibagué served as a fort to ward off the constant attacks by natives. Once the colonial regime was settled, Ibagué lost importance in the region, as Mariquita becomes a important center for mining. The city experiences an important increase in its population due to refugees fleeing in because of the Violence Civil war that ravaged the country halfway through the XXth century.
Present day Ibagué is known as the Music Capital of Colombia due to its important events linked to this art and also due to the various monuments related to music.