Colombia is one of the most amazing countries in the world that has preserved the colonial spirit and old traditions. It has not only a rich history but also a unique geographic location. It is sourrounded by the Caribbean and the Pacific. 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!
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" and corn patties filled with vegetables and meat "Arepa".
90% of the Colombian population are Catholics. 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 approx. 66 in Colombia.
The tip is seen as part of the earnings in Colombia. People are usually supposed to tip 5-10% of the amount of the bill but you will also enjoy exceptional service.