City founded in 1849, it is the capital of the department. Its disconcerting geographical location is due to war and commercial reasons of yesteryear as it was a border between two opposing regions in the 19th century.
Today its location allows the visitor to enjoy an exceptional landscape. Built along an "edge", it presents, on both sides of its most important road, very steep slopes. Built in bahareque and guadua, it caught fire three times in the 1920s, forcing its reconstruction, creating a nucleus of republican architecture unique in the country in the Historic Center.
In addition to its political administrative activity, Manizales is a university center, with 12 universities, apart from having several factories such as the Caldas Liquor Industry.
Manizales is a mountain city with a population of 413,000. Its average temperature is 18°C. Its climate makes it special for congresses, with a solid infrastructure of hotels, restaurants, and auditoriums equipped with all the technologies, such as the Teatro Los Fundadores Cultural and Convention Center, with a capacity for 1,200 spectators. Its most important Natural Park is Los Nevados, located 28 kilometers away.
His university vocation enriches Manizales with an outstanding cultural life. Festivals such as the International Theater or the Image Festival are the outstanding events, accompanied by permanent concerts and a good number of conferences and art exhibitions.
The museums in Manizales are: the Museum Center of the University of Caldas, which has a beautiful pre-Columbian collection; Samóga Museum of the National University and the Caldas Art Museum.
Manizales is rich in architecture: the Basilica Cathedral stands out with its 800 m2 of stained glass windows and its viewpoint 100 meters above the central tower; Construction began in 1928 and was completed in 1939, it was the tallest building in Colombia at the time.
The Historic Center, with around 200 old houses, is the largest nucleus of this type of architecture in the country. One of the jewels of the Historic Center is the Palace of the Government, beautifully decorated in the Spanish Baroque style imitating the building of the Rectory of the University of Alcalá de Henares, located in the emblematic Plaza Bolívar that is adorned with a sculpture of the teacher Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt: The Bolivar Condor.
The San Esteban Cemetery with its artistic patrician tombs. The Old Caldas Railway Station, where today the Autonomous University of Manizales is located, unloaded trains there until 1964.
The Aerial Cable Station, a place that is currently occupied by another university: the Faculty of Architecture of the National University; the Torre de Herveo, belonging to the Aerial Cable system, which connected Manizales with the city of Mariquita by means of 72 kilometers of cable to transport goods, especially coffee for export, during the first half of the last century.
City founded in 1849 is the capital of the department. Its disconcerting location due to warlike a commercial fighting between two enemy regions in XIX century.
Today its location allows visitors to enjoy an exceptional landscape. Built along an “edge” it presents very steep slopes at both sides of its most important street. Built in – bahareque (mud and bamboo) caught fire three times in the 20’s, forcing its reconstruction and becoming since then, the core of Republican architecture of de country.
In addition to the political administrative activity, Manizales is a university center, with 12 universities and also has several factories as Caldas Liquor Industry.
Manizales is a mountain town with a population of 413,000 inhabitants. Its average temperature is 18°C. Its climate makes it special for congresses, with a solid infrastructure of hotels, restaurants and auditoriums equipped with modern technologies such as the Cultural and Convention Center Fundadores Theatre, with capacity for 1,200 spectators. Its most important natural park is Parque Natural Los Nevados, located 28 kilometers away from the center of the city.
Its university vocation enriches Manizales with a highlighted cultural life. Festivals such as the International Theater or the Image are noted, accompanied by permanent concerts and a number of conferences and art exhibitions.
Manizales museums are Museum Center at the University of Caldas that has a beautiful pre-Columbian collection, Samoga Museum at National University and the Arts Museum of Caldas.
Manizales is rich in architecture, excels the Cathedral with its 800 m2 of stained glass and its viewpoint 100 meters above the central tower, its construction started in 1928 and concluded in 1939 and was in its time the tallest building in Colombia.
The historical center, with about 200 old houses, is the biggest collection of this type of architecture in the country. One of the je