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Colombia is an extremely popular South American country by its coastline adjacent to the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. The country shines out by its upbeat music echoing in its streets, its people full of life and its coffee admiringly consumed by the entire world. Being a Spanish colonial formerly, Colombia’s city of Cartagena, which is included in UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the remarkable icons as a significant historical heritage increasing the country’s touristic value. Offering a wide range of opportunities in water and nature sports, this fabulous country ranks among the top favorite holiday destinations of the sports lover tourists. As an ideal place for a holiday full of sea and sun along its wonderful beaches, Colombia welcomes its guests with a vigorous atmosphere filled with the distinctive Colombian culture.
Book your flight to Colombia with Turkish Airlines now to set your plan for enjoying one of the most unforgettable vacations of your life.
Turkish Airlines flies to 21 different destinations in Colombia: Armenia, Barrancabermeja, Barranquilla, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Cúcuta, Ibagué, Manizales, Medellin, Montería, Neiva, Pasto, Pereira, Popayán, Riohacha, San Andres Island, Santa Marta, Valledupar and Yopal.
Bogota El Dorado International Airport (BOG) is the largest airport serving in the country with its passenger capacity of 25 million per year. Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE) in Medellin is the second busiest airport countrywide, serving to ten million passengers every year. Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport, on the other hand, is the third busiest airport with annual passenger number of 3,5 million in average.
Direct flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Bogota El Dorado International Airport (BOG) take nearly fourteen hours. The duration of the journey in connecting flights may vary by the layover in Bogota.
As an utterly vivacious country, Colombia hosts a large number of international festivals annually. Salsa Festival taking place in Barranquilla every year is regarded as one of the largest entertainment festivals worldwide. Cited as the motherland of salsa, Colombia’s organizations held for the impressing salsa dance is not limited to only this; World Salsa Festival held in Cali annually every August is another attention-grabbing organization. The festival lasts more than a week, enlivening the entire city by various entertaining activities.
Apart from these, Tomato Fight Festival, is held in Stumarchan Stadium with the participation of thousands of people. Moreover, during the Flower Fest held in Medellin, visitors enjoy a one of a kind atmosphere filled with wonderful blossoming flowers. A large number of guests from abroad also attend these organizations accompanied by music and dance. Blacks and Whites' Carnival, which is held for three days in Pasto is one of the most comprehensive organizations worldwide held against racism.
Air traffic in the country gets busier during these delightful events and festivals. It would be advisable to book your flight without delay, if you also wish to visit Colombia during this crowd-pulling season.
As the capital of Colombia, Bogota is the most visited city countrywide. Located in the heart of the country at an altitude of 2640 meters, Bogota is simply a city of contrasts with its streets where the details of contemporary architecture mesh with the traditional Spanish colonial architecture. La Candelaria, which is the favorite spot of the cultural tours, serves as the center of the city with its numerous historical artifacts. Gold Museum, Botero Museum, Monserrate Hill, Torre Colpatria Building and the National Museum of Colombia stand out as the attention-grabbing spots in the city.
As the sole Colombian city along the Pacific Ocean, Cali is amongst the outstanding towns especially in culture and economy. Monuments you will encounter all around the city, together with the historical buildings and artifacts are regarded as the inseparable parts of the cultural prosperity the city owns. Caicedo Square which witnesses the most significant events, together with the La Merced Complex, are the icons of this lovely city. The Archeological Museum located in this district attracts considerable number of visitors. San Antonio Church and the surrounding verdant park is another attraction spot in the city.
Located near the Caribbean Sea at sea level, Barranquilla is an important port town and the fourth most populous city in Colombia. Arousing worldwide interest by its Barranquilla Festival, the city preserves its touristic value with its coastline and a large number of museums, churches and historical artifacts. This lovely city hosts many must-see spots, including but not limited to the Anthropological Museum, Caribbean Museum, Maria Reina Cathedral, Zoo, Museum of Modern Arts and the delighting port district.
Cartagena, the capital of the Bolivar Department is one of the major metropolises in the country. Notable for its port district on the Caribbean Sea and its history dating back to 4000 B.C., Cartagena has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with its Cartagena Fortress and Old Town District. Together with Santa Marta, Cartagena is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean, thanks to its advanced touristic infrastructure. Puerta Del Reloj, Aduana Square, San Pedro Claver Square, Museum of Modern Arts, San Pedro Cathedral, Naval Museum, Santa Domingo Church rank among the top favorite spots. Bocagrande and El Laguito beaches are the primary choices of those interested in a peaceful vacation full of sea and sun.
You may benefit from the railway services offering an advanced network, as well as the domestic flights for transporting between the cities during your stay in Colombia. If you are looking for a more comfortable option and prefer road transport, you may also consider renting a car to ensure a smooth transportation throughout your vacation.
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