A visit to Manizales made me feel that it is called the City of Open Doors for a reason. It is the city with small roads, hills, and friendly people. Manizales is a part of the popular Coffee Triangle. The gorgeous country-side simply took my heart away. There are plenty of things to do here. This makes it difficult to decide what to do and see. Let’s take a look at the best things you can do in Manizales.
Visit Los Nevados, National Park
Los Nevados is the most beautiful National Park of Colombia. The park situated at high altitude is home to many active volcanos, mountain lakes, and paramo ecosystems. I took a day trip. If you are feeling a lit bit adventurous then you trek to Santa Isabel Volcano, the glacier. For me, it was a unique experience.
Caldas department’s capital city, Manizales is one of the 3 regions which form the Colombian Coffee Triangle. Hence, this is where you will get to taste the best Columbian coffee. Hacienda Venecia is a coffee farm that I loved to explore. I went for a day with you and tried to learn everything I could about coffee.
The cathedral has the tallest church tower that I have ever come across in Columbia. It is 106 meters high. The unusual architecture of the cathedral makes it more attractive. However, what I loved the most was the view from the tower’s top. For this, you will have to climb. However, be careful if you fear heights.
The city is very popular for its sunsets. Get the stunning sunset view from the city daily. However, I found the best place to enjoy it from is the Chipre neighborhood. This is a part of the town which is quite popular among the locals. This part is much higher than the other areas of the city which offer panoramic views.