Colombia is located in the Northern region of South. Although the country had earned bad reputation for being home to a constant civil war, the condition has now improved, and Colombia has become a beautiful tourist destination. There are many exciting cities here like Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, Pereira, and Cúcuta which can be explored easily with the help of a car rental in Colombia.
The capital, Bogotá, the largest city in Colombia, is known for being a world class tourist cityand is often compared to cities like Dubai and Berlin. La Candelaria is an old district of the city which boasts of a very rich past and is definitely a must visit place. You must also go to see the amazing artefacts featured at the Gold Museum, which is known for its exhibits of pre-colonial artefacts. Learn about the history and culture of the city at the Museo Nacional, which is located in a fortress style building.
Cartagena is an old city featuring a number of beautiful churches, fortresses, and museums. Hire a car in Colombia and pay a visit to the Old Town where you will get to see a vast variety of old structures like forts and walls which were built by the Spanish Imperialists. You can also take a guided tour of the Palacio de la Inquisición, where criminals were judged during the Spanish Colonial period. There are many beautiful churches in the city, the most prominent one being the Iglesia de San Pedro Claver.
Cali is one of the biggest cities of the country, but somehow still suffers from some hostilities. However, the city features a lot to see. You should rent a car in Colombia and definitely go to see the Museo Arqueologico La Merced, which is a church based on Spanish architecture and which houses a museum featuring artefacts and archaeological findings from pre Columbian times. Another such beautiful church worth visiting is La Ermita Church. One can see more archaeological findings from the region at the Museo del Oro del Banco de la República.
The charming city of Popayan can be visited from Cali easily. You can also visit towns like Zipaquira and La Vega from Bogotá quite conveniently. All you need is a car for hire to enjoy the country.
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