Pasto to Bogota Bus
The travel from Pasto to Bogota is at a distance of 523 mi (842 km) on the highway and it takes about 16 hours. Expreso Bolivariano and Fronteras are terrestrial transportation companies which sell bus tickets for this route at different rates and schedules for the traveller to make his choice. Bogota is also known as the "South-American Athens", due to the large cultural offer that provides to the visitors, through its theaters, museums and libraries. Besides that, Bogota is a sample of diversity and cultural and historic wealth, reflected on the streets, on the squares and constructions. The weather in Bogota, due to its height, is cold and of high mountain, with an average temperature of 57 °F (14 °C).
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Officially named San Juan de Pasto, it is a city located in the Atris valley near the Andes, at the slopes of the Galeras Volcano. It was founded in 1539 by conquistador Lorenzo de Aldana, in a territory once occupied by the Quillacinga culture.Pasto has an intriguing political history. The city was a royalist fortress during the Independence Campaign, and because its strong opposition it was nicknamed as the “Lioness of the Andes”, and was in turn sacked in 1822 by the independentists. Due to its geographical location and its political stance, the city kept itself isolated from the rest of Colombia for some time. Due to the civil wars at the beginning of the republican era, Pasto was briefly the capital of the country by decision of Leonardo Canal Gonzáles, a conservative general. In 1904, with the creation of the department of Nariño, Pasto was named its capital, and is now an important city focused mainly on commerce and services.
Bogota is the capital of Colombia, situated at 2640 m a.s.l. The city is known as the "Athens of South America" due to its great numer of museums, theaters, libraries and cultural activities. It is the third most elevated city in South America, behind (La Paz and Quito). In your journey through Bogota you will enjoy the historical tour along streets that combine modernity with colonial architechture. Bogota is well known for its cultural events like the International Book Fair and the "Festivales al Parque", which are attended by both national and international tourists. The Gold Museum, the National Observatory, the Colpatria Tower and the Botanical Garden José Celestino Mutis, the old La Candelaria Barrios are all must see destinations for all tourists. We hope yiy enjoy your historical and cultural adventure in Bogota!