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Transcript of Colombia
Famous People from Colombia
The capital of Colombia is Bogotá.
There are numerous parks in Bogotá, as well as many other attractions, like the Gold Museum.
By: Alyssa Cassell, Roma Kamat, and Aniah Howard
The currency in Colombia is the Colombian Peso.
The symbol that represents Colombian Peso is $.
1 U.S. Dollar is equal to about 3,091 Colombian Pesos.
Quesillos: Double cream cheese wrapped in banana leaves.
Tamales: Cooked corn dough filled with meat, chicken and vegetable wrapped in banana leaves.
Arroz con Coco: Coconut rice pudding; it can be served as a side dish or a dessert. It is made with lemon zest and cinnamon.
Pandebono: These are small, baked cheese bread rolls. They are perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack with hot chocolate or coffee
There is no official meaning behind Colombia's flag, but here is one of the most common interpretations.
Yellow: Stands for sovereignty and justice.
Blue: Stands for nobility and loyalty.
Red: Stands for value, honor, generosity, and victory through bloodshed.
Tourist and Cultural Attractions
Weather and Climate
José Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden- A 47 acre botanical garden, full of gorgeous colors and nature.
The best time to visit Colombia is anytime from December to March, or from July to August.
Tayrona National Park- This beautiful park offers many ecosystems, and the beaches are some of the most beautiful in Colombia. You can hike, snorkel, and do much more.
Gold Museum- One of the most amazing museums in South America, the Gold Museum contains more than 55,000 pieces of gold and other items from all the major pre-Hispanic cultures in Colombia.
Colombia has a warm and tropical climate.
Matecaña City Zoo- The largest zoo in Columbia, and has more than 140 different species and about 700 animals and birds. Also included in the zoo is a Natural History Museum.
Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá- A Roman Catholic church built underground, deep in the tunnels of a salt mine. This is a one of a kind church.
Monserrate- A must-see mountain with a church that lies on top. It can be seen from anywhere in Bogotá.
Festival of Cali, December
– A five-day massive end of year celebration held between Christmas and New Year. The street-festival includes singing, dancing, and more fun.
Black and White Festival, January
– A 3-day carnival held
in the city of Pasto, in southeastern Colombia, that showcases a
mixture of indigenous rituals.
Cali is great for relaxing in, it has many beaches and, at night, people go to nightclubs.
Santa Marta is filled with beaches to chill on and mountains to hike on.
Cartagena is popular for its coral reefs and scuba diving. There is a walled off section in part of the city that is dedicated to 16th century colonial times.
Manizales Festival, January
– This week-long cultural festival is held annually between the first and second weeks of the New Year, immediately after Cali’s Festival.There are bullfights, craft shows, parades, orchestra concerts, and more.
90% of the population speaks Spanish.
The other 10% speak some kind of native language.
Tourist Attractions Pictures
Other Cities in Colombia
José Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden
Matecaña City Zoo
Tayrona National Park
Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
Official Name: Republic of Colombia.
Colombia has a population of over 45 million people.
The name "Colombia" is derived from the last name of the explorer Christopher Columbus.