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Due to its geographic location, in Manizales you can enjoy diverse landscapes, such as snow, volcanoes, forests, mountains and valleys. 

The environs of the city offer great climatic diversity, from the perpetual snows of Nevado del Ruiz with its landscapes of páramo and hot springs, to the valley of the verge Km 41, with landscapes of warm climate, varied vegetation, rivers and ravines.

Manizales in one day

¿What to do in Manizales?

Recinto del Pensamiento (Enclosure of thought)

9:00 a.m.

Start your day with pure air, perform one of the activities of hiking the reserve and appreciate variety of birds, butterflies, orchids and the Pavilion of Wood, a sample of the strength of guadua and local architectural talent.

Centro histórico (Historical Center)

2:00 p.m.

Walk on foot from the cable railway station to the heart of the historic center and visit the country’s largest Republican architecture complex, with around 200 heritage buildings.

Catedral – Corredor Polaco (Cathedral – Polish Corridor)

3:00 p.m.

At 102 meters high you will find the Polish corridor at the highest peak of the central tower of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Manizales. There you will enjoy a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding areas.

Los Colonizadores (The Settlers)

5:00 p.m.

It is a sculptural group made by the master Guillermo Vallejo, which was forged with keys and copper cables that were donated at the end of the 20th century to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the city. In it are represented the settlers who arrived here in the mid-nineteenth century.

Torre de Herveo y Zona Cable (Herveo Tower and Cable Zone)

7:00 p.m.

The tower of Herveo, built entirely of wood, was one of the towers that supported the aerial cable that connected Manizales with Mariquita during the period from 1915 to 1968.

In addition, the Cable Zone houses a large number of restaurants, bars and cafés, where you can get acquainted with the city’s vibrant nightlife.