Bucaramanga Travel Guide

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  • Bucaramanga
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    Marnix and Luz Karime
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Bucaramanga Highlights

  • Pro
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    el_ruso says…

     gorgeous scenery, tranquility, colonial architecture of Jiron 

  • Con
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    egpj says…

     The women here are too beautiful 

  • In a nutshell
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    FrankLeal says…

     Bucaramanga, City of Parks, Pretty City 

Bucaramanga Things to Do

  • Eating: "Onces" in Giron

    You should try the "Onces" in Giron. Giron is a beautiful colonial town near to Bucaramanga. There is a restaurant very traditional called "La casona". People of Santander use to go there in the afternoons with family and friends to enjoy a deliciuos "onces" as chocolate, cheese, "arepa santandereana", cookies, cakes and more.Also you can walk...

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  • paragliding

    You can do this activity near to Bucaramanga (10 minutes by car) in the road to Floridablanca. there is a place called "Alto de las aguilas". The experience is very nice you can see Floridabalanca, Bucaramanga and also La Mesa de los Santos.It costs USD $ 15 and you have the option of a guide

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  • Unique desert: "OBLEAS" from...

    There is a town near to Bucaramanga called Floridablanca (20 minutes by car) that is very famous for produce one particular desert:"OBLEA"A "OBLEA" is a kind of cookie very flighty, thin and withouth flavor. But the secret is that you can put into it all that you imagine as cheese, "arequipe" (sweet of milk), any tropical fruit and more...is very...

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  • Extreme sports and nature

    This is a beautiful park near to Bucaramanga (50 minutes by car). There you can see the beautiful chicamocha canyon that is really amaizing, a big sculpture into the park called "Movimiento de los comuneros" made in copper donated by the most important companies of the region and enjoy staying in touche with nature.In this park you can also...

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  • THE SPECIAL ARCHITECTURE COLONIAL AND...

    IN MY OPINION GIRON IS A BEAUTIFUL TOWN COLONIAL THE IMPORTANT DATA ABOUT THE TOWN IS THE ARCHITECHTURE BALCOMS VERY ROMANTICS,THE CHUCH, WITH PERSONS VERY FRIENDLY ,NOT AIR FRESH IN THE DAY NOT AIR CONDITIONAL SOMETIMES BECAUSE WE LOVE THE EMVIROMENT AND OUR BODIES CAN STAY CONFORTABLE WITH THE WEATHER CONDITION THE RUSSIAN GUY ONLY SAW THE STUPID...

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  • More than a park...it is the city of...

    Photos taken of www.elportal.com.coBucaramanga is a green city. If you walk around to the "Altos de Cabecera" neighbourhood at mornings it is fantastic, you can feel the pure air through your lungs, the warm wind in your face while you enjoy the landscape.In Bucaramanga is a park wherever you go more than one in each neighbourhood. You can walking...

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  • Casa de la Cultura

    Just across the road from the Museo Casa de Bolivar is Casa de la Cultura. This is another very beautiful building from the colonial time with art exhibitions in two floors. When I visited there were children having lessons in both painting and music. It was very nice walking around listening to the music and admire the architecture.Entrance fee...

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  • Museo Casa de Bolivar

    The Museo Casa de Bolivar is situated in a beautiful colonial mansion and the exhibitions are in the rooms around two patios. In this house Simon Bolivar stayed for two months in 1828 and therefore some of the items displayed are things used by Simon Bolivar. There are furniture, documents and other historical things from both the colonial time and...

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  • Giron

    The colonial center of barrio Giron is beautiful and well preserved, even though its cobblestones make it difficult to walk. The whitewashed colonial buildings are set against beautiful mountains. The place is full of tourists from Bucaramanga on weekends. I have not seen any airconditioned restaurants here, but there are plenty of places to get...

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Bucaramanga Hotels

Bucaramanga Restaurants

  • the best seafood stew

    It is a typical restaurant not very formal but very famous in Bucaramanga because it food. If you want to go here for lunch and find some table for that, you should arrive very early, near to the midday because people in this city use to go there with their family and friends. If you arrive after that hour you may be have to wait 20 minutes or more...

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  • Pamplonesa

    This place is also close to Hotel Morgan, just next to. They have a bakery which means you can get fresh bread for breakfast (and during the rest of the day). I had a big coffee and three breads (tasted like scones) for breakfast and it was 2300 pesos. Later the same day I had a big fresh fruit salad for 3500 pesos. They also serve hot dogs, eggs...

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  • Pasteleria Berna

    After arriving in Bucaramanga I was very hungry and Pasteleria Berna was very convenient situated just across the street from my hotel. Besides a lot of different breads and cakes they also have things like hamburgers, toast and eggs.A hamburger with french fries and a fresh orange juice is 5700 pesos and a piece of ice cream cake 1900 pesos (July...

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Bucaramanga Nightlife

  • Spent a great time

    Las Palmas park concentrates a big part of the Bucaramanga nigthlife.Around of this park you can find places for take a cocktail like Saxo,guru or gato pardo, take a coffe or have a nice dinner.There is a very unique place called 44 street because it is located in that street. It has a hair salon decoration and you can try sandwiches, raps, hot...

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  • The best "rumba" in Bucaramanga

    There are a lot of places to go out and enjoy night life in Bucaramanga. Some good Discos are the ones I mentioned above, most of them cross-over. If you want more info about this city just go to www.bucaramanga.com or write me, It will be nice to hear from you. No sneakers allowed in most discos.

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Bucaramanga Transportation

  • From Pamplona - via Bucaramanga - to San...

    I left the hotel at 6.50 and walked to the bus terminal. As I arrived to the terminal I bought a water and a coffee. While I was doing this a driver came over and asked if I was going to Bucaramanga (where I had to change) because the bus was leaving now. 7.05 the bus left the terminal in Pamplona and I thought I was very lucky and that I probably...

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  • Take a taxi

    Photo taken of www.elportal.com.co/.../citytourBucaramanga has restriction time to the cars during the week. If you have your own car you have to take in mind this advice.In Bucaramanga the taxi services is very save and cheap. You can take a taxi in the streets and it costs no more between US$ 1.5 to US$3.

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  • To Bucaramanga from Mompós

    The tip from above continues...In El Banco the pick-up stopped outside the bus station. The next bus to Bucaramanga was leaving at 8am and it was with the company Cootransmagdalena and the ticket was 25 000 pesos(after some negotiation). It turned out it was not leaving from the station, but first we had to take a taxi to the river and from there a...

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Bucaramanga Shopping

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    Colombian Shop

    by zuan Written Nov 2, 2004

    Although not quite in the same league as Bogota or Medellin, Bucaramanga is certainly among Colombia's cities of style. It is a natural magnet for the fashion-conscious and there is no shortage of design outlets for even the most tireless consumer.

    Everything from shoes to jewels, fashion (local and international), designer furniture, cava and condoms is on offer. Several markets animate squares around the 'Cabecera La Quinta'

    What to buy: You can find incredible emerald and gold jewellery, exotic handcrafts, quality shoes & leather goods.

    Concentrated in and around the "Cabecera del llano" are an assortment of shops selling traditional articles such as sculpturs, fabrics, ropes, jewellery and religious articles.

    What to pay: You can find leather goods from $US 10 !, shoes from 15 $US and quality handcrafts from $US 20. Trust me, is really cheap.

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Bucaramanga Local Customs

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    Altos del Cacique neiborhood

    by colombiantraveler Updated Feb 26, 2008

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    People of Bucaramanga really enjoy their city walk around it, they are very authentic and love it and defend their customs and culture. They feel very proud to be "Santandereanos".

    The mayority of the people prefer to go to their houses for take the luch with their families and in the weekends go to the club (campestre, los profesionales, ruitoque, Acuarela and others).

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Bucaramanga Off The Beaten Path

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    Plazuela Peralta, Giron 4 more images

    by MalenaN Written Oct 8, 2007

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    Girón is a town with about 45 000 inhabitants. It has its own municipality and is situated only 9 km from the big city Bucaramanga. The town was founded in 1631with the name San Juan Girón.
    Tourists mainly come here to visit the colonial part of the town where houses are whitewashed and the streets narrow and cobbled. It is a picturesque place to walk around in for a few hours and especially on weekends there are a lot of visitors. There are some craft shops, mainly around Parque Principal and by the river, a cathedral and a few cafés and restaurants.

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