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Information About Bucaramanga

Santander959 m.a.s.lWarm, arid, and dry

Bucaramanga Facts

AnniversaryBest time to visitMain destinations from Bucaramanga
December 22ndJanuary, February, and MarchBarrancabermeja, Bogota, Cucuta, Ocaña

About Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga is situated at 959 m a.s.l. in an area that used to be populated by the indigenous guanes, being in close proximity with other tribes such as the chibchas, chitarreros, laches and muiscas. Bucaramanga was established as a native town in 1622 and some mines were operated by the spaniards were established in the neighboring areas.During the XIXth century the town formally became a "Villa". At the end of that centur...y it endured political struggles between craftsmen and traders, while during the XXth it had to endure the misery left over from the Thousand Day's War. The city managed to thrive and became one of the most important cities in modern Colombia. Its touristic atractions and hotel enterprises made the city grow and is now known as the "Pretty City". It also has very atractive parks, which earned the nickname "The City of Parks".
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Travel tips for Bucaramanga

The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequence of 60 Hz. We recommend you to have a plug adaptor if you travel to places that use other voltage. The most common means of transportation in the city are the urban buses and the Transporte Masivo Integrado called Metroline...a, which costs 2100 COP; there are also taxis available.The most common risks in Bucaramanga as in other cities are thefts and assaults, reason why it's recommended not to have objects of high value to the view of other people. We recommend to be attentive to the traffic of the city to avoid any accidents.
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Bucaramanga weather

Best time to visit Bucaramanga

The best period to visit Bucaramanga is the season from December to March, the driest period on average.

Climate in Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga presents a tropical climate with a minimum temperature of 65,3 °F (18,5 °C) and a maximum of 82,4 °F (28 °C). The rains are present throughout the year, being January, July and December the months when the level of rains descends a little bit.

The things to do in Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga, considered the most prosperous capital of Latin America, is known by locals and visitors as the "beautiful city" or "city of parks", due to the numerous parks and urban recreation areas. It was founded in 1622 and was converted, with the time, in the capital of the Santander department until today. The city has changeable climate conditions due to the diverse types of floor that Bucaramanga is divided in, which is also crossed by one of the most important rivers of the region, the Gold river. Bucaramanga stands out for its tourist potential, rich in adven...ture and eco-tourism activities, reason why the city was chosen as one of the 7 tourist destinations of Colombia. Among the famous parks we suggest El Parque Santander, Romero o Centenario and the recent ones, Parque del Agua and Parque Ecologico de la Flora. You could also join the locals on their celebrations and cultural events. Among them we recommend the Festival de Cuenteros Abrapalabra, which gathers narrators worldwide, the Festivalito Ruitoqueño and the Piano International Festival. Bucaramanga is waiting for you with its halo of prosperity and tourist parks.
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Accomodations in Bucaramanga

Hostal Rural Chitota
Location: km 3 Via Bucaramanga-Surata
Rate: From: 80 000 COP
The reception desk is open 24 hours a day, has a garden with a bar and a shared living-room, a games room and a place to practice water sports. the rooms are shared by 5 people and you sleep in bunk beds, there is free wifi and pets are accepted.
Hotel Oviedo Real
Location: Cra. 17 #55-25, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Rate: From: 53 000 COP
It has simple rooms with Wi-Fi, TV and fan; some have a balcony or city views. Family rooms can accommodate up to 4 people.

Important dates in Bucaramanga

Ferias Bonitas de BucaramangaSeptember Celebration with more that 66 years of history, where all kind of artists take the streets and exhibit cultural and art events really appealing and for free. The enterprising people of Bucaramanga have always had this art calling, reason why you can enjoy dance, music and story tellers events.
Semana Nacional del TipleNovember It's an event that stand out the folcklore Colombian, Andean music. Artists are presented to the event and the best are priced. Orlando Serrano Giraldo founded this event and looks for preserving the particular rhythms of the region of Colombia.
Festival Internacional de Santander de la UISAugustIt's a big event that join Colombian pianists and from abroad. At the beginning it was just welcomed by students of the Universidad Industrial de Santander, but then it was spread to the municipality of Barrancabermeja and nowadays has concerts in diverse stages of the town. Each year is more popular and the number of presentations grows.


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What is the predominant climate in Bucaramanga?
Bucaramanga has a warm mountain climate. The average temperature ranges from 18 to 28 degrees Celsius throughout the year. However, due to its location in the Magdalena River Valley, the city can experience sudden temperature changes throughout the day, with cool mornings and warmer afternoons.
What are the main cultural events and festivals in Bucaramanga?
Bucaramanga hosts a variety of cultural events and festivals throughout the year. Some of the main ones include the International Piano Festival, which brings together renowned pianists from around the world; the Summer Festival, featuring recreational and artistic activities for the whole family; and the Mesa de los Santos Cultural Festival, which celebrates the gastronomic and cultural traditions of the region.