Colombia is one of the most amazing and original countries in the world that till these days has preserved the colonial spirit and old traditions. It has not only a rich history but also a unique geographic location. It is washed by the Caribbean and the Pacific at the same time. Its territory contains volcanoes, rainforests, waterfalls, deserts and mountains. Many historic buildings have been preserved here in excellent condition, making the cities a real paradise for lovers of colonial architecture. It is difficult to name all the features of this beautiful country, better to see it for yourself!
EU citizens do not need a visa when they travel to the territory of Colombia for a period of stay till 90 days.
The currency in Colombia is the peso (COP $). One Euro corresponds to approximately 25 Colombian pesos (March, 2020). The money can be exchanged at banks or in exchange offices. For security reasons, please do not exchange money with private individuals. Maestro and Visa cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants in the major cities of Colombia.
National Colombian dishes are simple, nutritious and diverse. The dishes and their components come from the menu of the Indian tribes that used to live on the territory of the country. They were later supplemented by traditional European cuisine, which was brought to Colombia by colonialists. The main course depends on the region of the country in which it is cooked. Fish and seafood are preferred on the coast. Meat is mainly used in the south. The most famous Colombian dishes are a nutritious soup called "Sancocho", the small dumplings "Empanadas", corn patties filled with vegetables and meat "Arepa" and others.
90% of the Colombian population are Catholics. The Colombian government offers all forms of religious discrimination. Freedom of conscience, religion and culture are recognized as fundamental rights in Colombia.
The official language of Colombia is Spanish. In the capital, Bogota and other tourist regions people can speak English. In various regions, the inhabitants also communicate in indigenous languages, of which there are approximately 66 in Colombia.
The tip is seen as part of the earnings in Colombia. Therefore you can recognize an exceptional service in cafes or restaurants by tipping 5-10% of the invoice amount.