of the Colombian armed conflict. Career Parmly worked in youth development as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bucaramanga, Colombia. WikiPedia:Bucaramanga commons:Bucaramanga
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of Colombia. Understand Bucaramanga is a medium sized city, home to nearly 1 million inhabitants (all of the metropolitan area). It's a major commercial hub in northeastern Colombia, playing a significant role in trade between Colombia and Venezuela. It's not a huge touristy destination like Cartagena (Cartagena (Colombia)) or Santa Marta but nonetheless it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and ancient towns with a lot of history, which overall makes the visit
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with beans, corn, garbanzos, potatoes, various meats (including fresh pig feet, pork loin chops, beef spareribs). * Pepitoria: rice with peaces of special meats. The Pepitoria is served with Cabro, fried yucca or plantains. * Fritanga : If you don't mind some grease and fried food, you should try fritanga. It consists of an assortment of different kind of sausages, yuca, potatoes, corn, steak, and others, all deep-fried. You can find a traditional Fritanga market in the town of Girón located
about 15 minutes from Bucaramanga. * Culonas : Short for ''Hormigas Culonas'' which literally translates 'big ass ants', is a traditional dish, found nowhere else in Colombia, and maybe around the world. The Culonas are 'leaf-cutter' ants (big ones!). Their heads, wings and legs are removed and the rest of the body is toasted and salted. * Caldo : It's a light soup. It contains water (of course, but sometimes milk is added), potatoes, cilantro (coriander), and tostados (traditional flat round
communication, such as video. Throughout Bucaramanga's history it has hosted many cultural offerings in various areas, causing arts groups to form within the city. One of the main pillars of culture in Bucaramanga is literature, as in the past there was a cultural movement around literature that produced a number of writers. In 1995, the administration of Mayor Luis Fernando Peña Cote decided to convert Gabriel Turbay Public Library to hold the newly created Municipal Institute of Culture, assigning the library building to Gabriel Turbay, who has overseen space management for the institute, which has meant the movement of areas of the library to use the administrative area of the Municipal Institute of Culture. The creation of the Municipal Institute of Culture was conceived in order to expand the possibilities for sponsoring culture in the metropolitan area. But as culture has not traditionally played a leading role in local government, colleges do not receive sufficient funding and incentives to fulfill their purposes. The Institute provides library services, art workshops, and a variety of shows and cultural work from the different neighborhoods of the city. The city sponsors these cultural activities with private investment. Bucaramanga also features a cultural radio station (Station Cultural Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento) on 100.7 FM. Gastronomy thumb Corn arepa and tamal pelao typical food of Bucaramanga Santander and Santander. (File:Arepa y Tamal Santandereano.jpg) In Bucaramanga, you can find all kinds of restaurants specializing in all types of cuisine. A significant number of restaurants are located in the central area of Llano. Typical dishes from Bucaramanga include: the Santander-mute a soup made from various grains and accompanied by various types of meat, the fricassee, a preparation of viscera and blood of goat mixed with white rice camuro and accompanied by roasted kid, oread meat, corn arepa pela'o, and the tamale sobrebarriga. The ants culonas (Atta laevigata) is perhaps the most striking and unique of the foods of Santander, and are abundant in the months of March and April. To make this dish, they remove the head and wings of local giant ants and roast them in a fire. It is generally served on a platter on the street or are sold in jars of hundreds. Other seasonal foods found in abundance are: traditional sweet celery, lemon, citron, rice, caramel, and pineapple. Most are produced in neighboring Floridablanca. The wafer and veleño sandwich are two other dishes found in great quantity in Bucaramanga. Tourism thumb Hotel Dann Carlton. (File:Hotel Dann Carlton Bucaramanga.JPG) thumb left Chicamocha Canyon, where the National Park or PANACHI Chicamocha, one of the biggest attractions in the region. (File:Cañón delChicamocha Bucaramanga Colombia.JPG) In Bucaramanga and neighboring municipalities can perform a variety of tourism, ecological tourism through its parks, adventure tourism Ruitoque table in 15 minutes from the city is the "Voladero the Eagles" where you can go Paragliding. The downtown area boasts colonial buildings like the churches of San Laureano, Dolores Chapel. Some houses such as the house of Bolivar, of Louis Peru de Lacroix. Other colonial buildings are located in the neighboring municipalities of the city. Bucaramanga tourist diversity earned him being chosen as one of the seven tourist destinations of national pride through a voting process that was convened by Colombia is passion and Bavaria. Bucaramanga has a very good hotel infrastructure composed in part by some of the best hotel chains in the country. Several areas of the city center are important restaurants and nightclubs in the city. Lookouts thumb left view from the observation deck of Bucaramanga Palonegro, near the airport. (File:Mirador palonegro.jpg) '''Morrorico:''' Located east of Bucaramanga, the road to Cucuta, you can see a panorama of the city, here is the statue of Sacred Heart, which is visited at Easter time, and the inhabitants and parishioners sector have the belief that the statue does miracles. Also in this area is planned the construction of a cable car or cable metrocable called to transport the inhabitants of the sector. '''Palonegro:''' On the road to the airport of the same name, where you can have a splendid view of the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga. in place encuentan whereabouts visited several nightclubs and especially on weekends. Natural and Historic around '' 'Chicamocha National Park''' (PANACHI): on the road that leads to Bogotá at the maximum height of the Cordillera Oriental in the municipality of ARATOCA, offers an exceptional view of the mighty river canyon Chicamocha, is equally Chicamocha National Park, from where you can appreciate at its best canons of rivers Chicamocha and Suarez. thumb left Chicamocha National Park, one of the major attractions of the region. (File:Parqueadero Panachi.JPG) '''Giron:''': Located 9 km (mile) of Bucaramanga. Founded in 1631, the gold mines were important during the colonial era of tremendous architectural heritage, which made it a national monument. Stands the Museum of Religious Art, with valuable paintings and ancient liturgical objects, The Basilica of the Lord of Miracles, pilgrimage site, and the Chapel of Corregidor, on the outskirts. '''Socorro (Socorro, Santander):''' Located WikiPedia:Bucaramanga commons:Bucaramanga
. Thermal, XC in the morning and ridge soar all afternoon. Pilot’s dream come true! Top land in your house. Hammocks, fire pit, city views, and cafeteria service on weekends. * Go next The new aerial
The City also has a polyfunctional center for events and shows, which gives a space for performing great shows, puzzle games, sports and business. A number of meeting rooms and conferences allow Bucaramanga to hold conventions for entrepreneurs around the country. The trade fairs as well as direct benefits to the respective sector, have benefits in other areas of the economy such as transport, hotels, restaurants, shops and various services
and Auditorium Luis A. Calvo thumb Universidad Industrial de Santander (File:UIS - Facultad de Ciencias Humanas.jpg). Faculty of Humanities thumb Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (File:Unab3.jpg).Headquarters The Garden. The city has a good reputation due to its numerous universities, among them: Industrial University of Santander (''Universidad Industrial de Santander'') The Universidad Industrial de Santander is an official institution which offers 95 degrees and a wide range
a wide range of financial services. It has nine offices in Bogotá, and five regional offices located in Cali, Medellín, Bucaramanga, Barranquilla and Santa Fe de Bogotá. '''Estadio Alfonso López''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Bucaramanga, Colombia. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people, and is the home of Atlético Bucaramanga and Real Santander. http
in neighboring cities, but this is one of the better places in an area with a wide range of hotels. *
. It takes place in the fair center CENFER and 40% of the sales generated on this fair are of exported products. Business In recent years, in Bucaramanga have been built major shopping centers and commercial buildings, such as the shopping center La Florida CC, which has 6 floors with two pedestrian bridges and one vehicle bridge connecting it to another building housing a supermarket. The Mall Megamall
'''Bucaramanga''' is the capital city of the department of Santander (Santander Department), Colombia. Bucaramanga has the fifth largest economy by GDP in Colombia, has the lowest unemployment rate, the highest GINI index, and has the eighth largest population in the country, with 530,900 people. Bucaramanga has over 160 parks scattered throughout the city and has been given the nickname "La Ciudad de Los Parques" ("The City of Parks") and "La Ciudad Bonita de Colombia" ("Colombia's Beautiful City").
Bucaramanga has grown rapidly since the 1960s, mostly into neighboring locations within the metropolitan area. Floridablanca (Floridablanca, Santander), Girón (San Juan de Girón) and Piedecuesta are inextricably linked geographically and commercially with Bucaramanga, and now all form together the Bucaramanga metropolitan area in Colombia with 1,276,329 inhabitants.
The city is the base of the Colombian Petroleum Institute (ICP), the research branch of the state oil company Ecopetrol and the Colombian Natural Gas Company (Ecogas).