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Exploring Colombian Cities | Interesting Facts to Know About

An overlooking photo of Bogota, Colombia Learn some interesting facts and information about certain Colombian cities.

The Republic of Colombia is a Latin American country located in both the North and South American territories, which is fitting due to the fact that it’s one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world. It’s also the second most biodiverse nation. Due to this great diversity, Colombia as a whole has been considered multiethnic and multilingual. Colombian culture itself is a result of multiple foreign influences. Thus, if you want to explore various Colombian cities, you can expect to learn a lot from each of their history and culture.

Aside from its obvious inclination towards diversity, there are so many interesting things to learn about the Colombian cities in the country. A brief history of Colombia shows that so many different events have occurred in the cities and towns that they grew and developed to become fascinating and unique to one another. Each one of them has a story to tell and perhaps a secret to keep. Whatever it is, they are all equally interesting in their own ways. The following are just some of the most absorbing facts and information about certain Colombian cities:

  • Bogota holds the largest theater festival in the world. The Ibero-Americana Theater Festival is the biggest theater festival in the world, and it’s held in the very capital of Colombia: Bogota! This festival lasts up to two insurmountable days and aside from being the biggest festival in the world, it’s also one of the most important events that takes into account the country’s history and culture.
  • Barranquilla holds the second biggest carnival in the whole world. Bogota is not the only Colombian city that applies grandeur to their events. The Carnival of Barranquilla is the second biggest of its kind in the world, second to the Carnival in Rio. Nobody is certain how the festival came to be, but today it is known to mark the beginning of the season of Lent.
  • There are only 5 cities in Colombia with more than a million occupants. Colombia’s population consists of approximately 48 million people. And in all of Colombia, there are only 5 cities that hold more than a million people. Bogota is the most populated one with 8 million people, followed by Medellin with 2 million. Cali also has 2 million occupants, while Barranquilla and Cartagena both have over 1 million occupants.
  • The origin of El Dorado stems from Colombia. It is said that the legend of El Dorado comes from the Muisca people who occupied the Cundinamarca and Boyaca Departments of Colombia. The myth has evolved over time, with people used to believing El Dorado being a man, to being a city, to a kingdom, to an empire. Amazingly, with today’s new and modern technology, researchers were able to discover a lost city in the exact location where the legend of El Dorado was born.
  • The oldest city in South America is in Colombia. Santa Marta in Colombia is considered to be the oldest surviving city in the whole country. The place boasts amazing historical significance, making it a staple in terms of the city’s tourism. Also, understanding Colombian culture has never been so easy and convenient due to the many historical museums you can find in the city. Moreover, a beautiful natural park sits just outside the city’s border.

If you eventually want to meet and date beautiful Colombian women, it is beneficial for you to know some important facts about Colombian cities and the roles they play in the country’s history and culture. Not only are they interesting and informative, but they will also allow you to be more familiar with their incredibly diverse and fascinating way of life. And don’t just settle for what you’ve read here, take the chance to dive deep and learn as much as you can! And once you’re ready, you can meet gorgeous Latinas who are searching for someone to start a serious relationship with. Sign up today and be prepared to possibly meet the future love of your life!

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