Top Tourist Attractions In Bucaramanga
July 25, 2013
The top tourist attractions in Bucaramanga are not as plenty as other Colombian countries. But that does not imply that it is a boring destination. There are still a significant number of things to do and see while in town. And you’re bound to spend a memorable weekend here if you do ever decide on coming by. The best way to tour Bucaramanga is to experience it. And what you need to do is expect less visual stimulation and more of the other senses. But first, we must discuss the landmarks that make this place unique from everywhere else.
When you are in Bucaramanga, you should make sure that you visit Panachi or the Chicamocha national park, which is located just 50 kilometers from the center. It features spectacular landscaping and facilities, perfect for activities such as camping, mountain climbing, bushwalking, fishing, rafting, spelunking and paragliding, to name a few. If you are not that big on adventures, then the aerial tramway, viewing decks, skating rinks, petting zones, and karts circuits should be enough to entertain you. After you’ve spend some time there, then you should head on down to the Museum of Modern Art, which is one of the top tourist attractions in the city of Bucaramanga. It has two showrooms which present a collection of 217 artworks, composed mostly of sculptures. As an alternative, you could also drop by the historical town of San Juan de Giron, which was the first Spanish Settlement in the Santander region.
Once you’ve had your fill of sightseeing, you should then visit famous local restaurants like Desayunadero Tony, Restaurante Mercagan and Restaurante La Puerta del Sol to order any of the dishes that make Colombia a hotspot for delicious cuisines. If your stomach can take on a challenge, you should also search for delicacies that are uniquely served in Bucaramanga. One of which is Fritanga, a traditional dish traditionally made in the city and is composed of steak, sausages, yuca, corn and potatoes that’s deep fried. Cutonas is also another exclusive specialty within this place that’s made up of toasted bodies of leaf-cutter ants.
When you are already satiated, you can then save up your energy for the top tourist attractions in Bucaramanga at night, such as Parque Las Palmas, Calle 52, and Carreras 34 and 35, which are mid/upscale bars and clubs. If these turned out to be crowded during your stay, you could also seek out Babilonia, Con Arte, Saxo and Giron Chill Out.