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The main park in Ibagué, named after Simón Bolívar.

Top Tourist Attractions In Ibague

The top tourist attractions in Ibague offers people an eclectic vacation experience as it is one of the primary destinations in the continent. Also known as the “Musical City of Colombia”, this town provides not only provides musical education at its finest but also an abundance of musical events that should keep you excited every time you come. As an added bonus, Ibague also hosts majestic natural sights, stunning architectural landmarks and impressive commercial facilities. So you are bound to have a good time here, no matter what your pleasure is.

The main park in Ibagué, named after Simón Bolívar.

The main park in Ibagué, named after Simón Bolívar.

Among the most celebrated top tourist attractions in Ibague is the annual Folk Festival, which is launched just before the feasts of Saint Peter and Saint John. During this time, tourists get treated to the best of the Andean folklore and rhythms with sanjuaneros, bambucos and pasillos. You will see people dancing and parks as well as plazas transformed into musical stages. And of course, the streets will also be filled with beautiful women dressed in flamboyant outfits.

But if you are not that interested in such events, there’s San Jorge Botanical Garden and Foundation Orchids that provide you with a closer encounter with nature and a better appreciation of the beauty of Colombia. San Jorge is found at the edge of the city and boasts of over 500 species of plants, accommodated within 7 kilometers of land. Visitors who come here can tour the place through several trails. And they could also take picnics in designated areas. Foundation Orchids, meanwhile, as a nature reserve presents an impressive collection of orchids, both foreign and locally endemic, including Colombia’s natural flower, the endangered Cattleya trianae. And it also highlights interesting and challenging trails for park visitors to enjoy.

Panoramic view of the city of Ibagué from Parque Botanico San Jorge

Panoramic view of the city of Ibagué from Parque Botanico San Jorge

Another one of the top tourist attractions in Ibague is La Martinica, an ecotourism landmark that affords people a venue for camping, wildlife immersion and plain old rest and relaxation. It is adjacent to the River Combeima, which gives folks a refreshing outlet to enjoy. There’s also spa treatments and horseback riding amenities for those who are interested. And depending on the season, this area can be a great place for a myriad of extreme sports activities.

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