"Manizales and Los Nevados National Park" Manizales by MalenaN
Manizales Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 139 photos
Manizales is the capital of Department of Caldas. The city is situated on ridges which makes many of the streets steep. And as the city is situated at an altitude just above 2000 metres the average temperature is 18°C. Manizales has a population of 420 000 inhabitants. The city is a main centre of the coffee trade in the region and there is a large student population. Manizales was founded as late as 1849 by people from Antioquia, who came here because of the civil war.
There are not many old buildings in Manizales as the city has been destroyed by earthquakes and fires in the past. But the Neo Gothic Cathedral is interesting to see and there are a few museums, among others a small gold museum. And from Manizales it is easy to visit Los Nevados National Park and a coffee farm in Zona Cafetera.
Finally we arrived at Refugio del Ruiz, the end of the road, about 10 km from La Brisas. Refugio del Ruiz is situated at... more travel advice
Our next stop was at La Brisas, which is the entrance to the national park. Here you pay the entrance fee if you come on... more travel advice
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