The Colombian capital rises on the Andes. Its busy modern life contrasts with an atmosphere of past eras; skyscrapers with Colonial buildings; businessmen and emerald dealers; shopping malls and street stalls. Its vibrant intellectual activity is a sample of its fascinating culture, influenced by different traditions.
Located in the Cauca Valley, in southeast Colombia, Cali is a city with a hot climate, not only because of its geographic location, but also because of the warmth and beauty of its people. It is known for its archaeological wealth, its intense nightlife, cultural diversity and because it is the capital of "salsa" music.
With 7 million inhabitants from all the corners of Colombia, Medellín is one of the largest and safest cities. Surrounded by the Andes, its landscapes are postcard impressive. It is known as the capital of flowers and the Land of Eternal Spring because of the orchid cultivation there and its excellent climate year round.