Manizales attractions

Top Choice Church in Manizales

Catedral de Manizales

Plaza de Bolívar’s south side is dominated by the odd but impressive Catedral de Manizales. Begun in 1929 and built of reinforced concrete, it is among the first churches of its kind in Latin America. Its main tower…
Top Choice Monument in Manizales

Monumento a Los Colonizadores

Located atop a hill in the neighborhood of Chipre, this massive monument to the city's founders was crafted from 50 tonnes of bronze (including keys and other implements donated by local residents). It's a very impr…
Viewpoint in Manizales

Torre de Chipre

The 30m-high spaceship-like lookout point has 360-degree views of the dramatic mountainous terrain surrounding the city. If you're brave you can walk around the perimeter on an external walkway while attached to a h…
Church in Manizales

Iglesia de Inmaculada Concepción

Built at the beginning of the 20th century, this elegant church has a beautiful carved-wood interior reminiscent of a ship's hull.
Park in Manizales

Los Yarumos

This 53-hectare municipal park offers panoramic views of the city and adventure activities. Popular with locals, free activities include a short guided hike along a nature trail and a catapult that launches particip…
Plaza in Manizales

Plaza de Bolívar

The city's main square has the mandatory statue of Bolívar, by Rodrigo Arenas Betancur, here known as Bolívar-Cóndor since the sculptor endows Colombia's founder with distinctly birdlike features and a rather fine b…