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Cucuta Sights and Landmarks Guide, Colombia

Cucuta City has a lot to offer to tourists in terms of its attractions.  It has architectural sights that show the history, culture and religious heritage of the city and the country as well.  It also has a vast assortment of outdoor sights like parks and greeneries.

Architectural Sights

The following buildings speak a lot about Cucuta’s history, culture and religion.  You have to visit them for you to have a taste of the city’s very rich heritage.

Biblioteca Publica Julio Perez Ferrero.  Before this building became a public library, it was once a hospital.  It is a historical spot for the city because it was built in 1786 wherein it has been the very first hospital of Cucuta.  It became a library as well as a place for cultural and children’s activities in the year 2000.

Torre del Reloj.  This landmark is the only clock tower in the country.  It plays the Colombian National Anthem every hour.  Aside from being a tourist attraction, the Torre del Reloj serves as the office of the Department of Cultural Secretariat.  It also holds different cultural events and exhibits.

Monumento Cristo Rey.  This was designed by Marco Leon Mariño.  The height of this monument is 174 feet and after climbing the 82-step stairs, visitors will be able to see a panoramic view of the city.

House of Santander.  This is the house of Francisco de Paula Santander who is the hero of Colombia’s independence.  Aside from his house, tourists can also drop by the Historic Church that served as the root of the Congress of the Great Colombia.

Outdoor Sights

Cucuta City is the richest city in Colombia in terms of its greeneries.  The city has a lot of trees that it is regarded as an urban lung because air pollution is not a problem in this place.  Here are some great examples of what its nature boasts of:

Avenue of Lights.  This place is famous to tourists as well as the residents of the country.  It has an environmental tunnel that is lined by acacia and almond trees.

Malecon.  This is another prominent landmark in the city of Cucuta.  Tourists can walk and have a breath of fresh air at the green zones of this place.  Moreover, they can also have a leisurely walk along the banks of the Pamplonita River.  In addition to these things, visitors can enjoy at the skating rink and at the children’s park.

Santander North Park.  This park was established in honor of the hero of independence of the country of Colombia.  It also has counterparts at the other cities in the country.  Standing at its center is the statue of General Santander.  This is said to be made of bronze.  Different events are sometimes held here.

Cucuta’s sceneries are wonderfully breathtaking.  You have to find things out for yourself so that you would be able to feel what the descriptions say about the city.  This is surely one of Colombia’s prides.

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