Pasto to Medellin Bus
The distance from Pasto to Medellin is 507 mi (816 km) and the travel takes approximately 19 hours. The terrestrial transportation companies that cover this route are Expreso Bolivariano and Fronteras, which provide low-cost bus tickets in diverse schedules for the traveller to make his choice. Medellin was selected in 2011 as the "Most Innovative City of the World", what is reflected on the efficient use of the resources for the development and growth of the city. It's an unmissable tourist destination that allows us to get to know the urban area and also the natural areas and all its ecologic wealth. The weather in Medellin is subtropical and monsoon, with an average temperature of 72 °F (22 °C); there you can find moderate rains, so you should bring luggage for this situation.
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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.
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.