The church that towers over Medellin’s northeast

The Divine Mercy church is a stunning neo-Gothic icon that towers over northeastern Medellin from the Manrique neighborhood. Built between 1921 and 1931 when the surrounding area was still largely uninhabited, the Divine Mercy parish now rests on a dense urban settlement at the entry...

Cali’s Cristo Rey statue

Colombia's third largest city Cali is best viewed from above. The vantage point from Cristo Rey, the country’s largest statue of Christ, is beautiful and well worth the trek for visitors to the city. The...

Cali massacre suspects arrested

Three alleged members of the “Urabeños” neo-paramilitary group have been arrested for alleged involvement in the massacre of eight alleged criminals on October 8 in Cali, reported Colombia’s National Police on Friday. MORE: Massacre shocks Cali: 8 executed...

80,000 Medellin rail commuters stranded… again

Medellin commuters experienced chaos on Thursday after the closure of six Metro railway stations in the south of Colombia’s second biggest city, affecting about 80,000 people. This is the second big disruption to the line,...

Soccer legend Carlos Valderrama heads Colombian tourism campaign

A new campaign headed by retired Colombian soccer star Carlos Valderrama encourages tourists to visit Tayrona National Park in the northern Caribbean region of Colombia. The campaign, whose slogan is "Conservation, All Good, All Good",...

A beacon for Medellin’s homeless addicts from the abyss of crack

Medellin’s homeless population tends to be very hidden unless you are downtown, walking along the Medellin river, or in one of the city’s two homeless attention centers. Maria Pilar Messino is the coordinator and a social...

New internet cable to connect Colombia to Asia-Pacific by 2015

Linking Colombia’s internet hubs to the Asia-Pacific region via a new fiber-optic cable is a step closer to reality after the south American country signed a deal with a US-Colombian firm.The new deal will...

Snowmen in the tropics; Medellin turns white after torrential hail storm

Colombia’s second largest city Medellin stopped being the “city of eternal spring” for an hour on Wednesday after a torrential hail storm covered parts of the city in ice, while causing dozens of emergencies...

Colonial town of Villa de Leyva is a Colombian gem

  The church is the most prominent building in the main square of Villa de Leyva. Photo: Mark Stachiew, Postmedia News Colombia is perceived by some as an unsafe place to visit, but considering that cruise...

Medellin’s architecture gems: Antioquia Train Station

The historic Antioquia Train Station is located close to Aplujarra Metro Station, and marks the epi-centre of Medellin’s trading history. Declared a national monument in 1996 for its historical value to the city and the...

Australian visa office to open in Medellin, Colombia

The Australian government is set to open an office to process visas to Colombia on July 24, according to Colombia’s national ADN publication. At the office in Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, locals will be able...

Medellin’s homeless return ‘home’ after World Urban Forum ends

Hundreds of homeless people returned to the streets of Colombia’s second largest city after apparently being removed by authorities to leave a good impression while the city was hosting the UN’s World Urban Forum...

Medellin’s Parque de los Deseos

Any tour of Colombia’s second city Medellin should include a visit to the charismatic Parque de los Deseos, or Park of Desires. Located at the feet of the Universidad metro station in Medellin’s northern zone,...

Top Medellin crime lord walks free after judge finds no arrest warrant

One of the alleged leaders of Medellin crime syndicate Oficina de Envigado was arrested by the authorities on Sunday, only to be released a couple of hours later after it turned out there was no arrest warrant...

Dreaming of whales off the Pacific coast

The Independent/TodayColombia Chocó department, on Colombia’s Pacific coast, is one of the wettest places on Earth. It rains all the time. The small group that I was with was visiting a community tourism project, Mano...

Colombia Charges Canadians A Reciprocity Fee

NO FEE applies for travel to Cartagena, San Andres,Providencia and Santa Catalina TODAY COLOMBIA - If you are a Canadian and planning to visit Colombia, take note unless you headed to the tourist areas of...

Raising the profile of Colombia as a world tourism destination

When it was time for Proexport, the official tourism promotion organization for Colombia, to launch its new Internet portal, Colombia.travel, it logically saw the inherent impact that .travel would have as a marketing tool...

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