Santander is a department that has many jewels to discover, and precisely among them are the destination that we present below: the municipality of Vélez , which among other things was one of the first foundations they made in times of Spanish colonization in Colombia .
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People in Santander and Colombia is one of the most fascinating plans to make . Touring these municipalities allows you to get out of the bustle of the city and connect with the essence and traditions of each part of the country. In this case, the municipality of Vélez , will allow you to feel the true warmth of its people, while taking you on a trip to time and history. Below you will find the information you need about Vélez , how to get there and what to do.
Vélez is located almost 283 kilometers from Bucaramanga and about 200 kilometers from Bogotá . To get there it is necessary that you are in the capital of Santander and go to the transport terminal, where you can take a direct bus to Vélez for an approximate value of COP 42,000 per ticket. The trip lasts approximately six and a half hours.
Vélez is known as the Capital of Folklore due to the very colorful fairs and festivals that take place in this municipality. It is also very famous for its Veleño sandwich, a product that is part of the tradition and they are delicious reddish guava sweets and a soft texture. In Vélez , you can visit the sandwich factories and know the whole process of elaboration, in addition to trying them. It is something you can't stop doing.
The Main Square of the municipality with the Church that seems to be crossed is another of the great attractions of Vélez and one of the ideal spaces to contemplate the life of the municipality and interact with its people.
And if you are a lover of nature and adventure, you should know the Cave of the Indians , named that way because it was the place that the Agata Indians used to defend themselves against the Spaniards. But above all it is an amazing place where you can contemplate a large number of wells and underground waterfalls, stalagmites, stalactites and a mummy of the chief of that indigenous tribe.
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