Top things to do in Manizales

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 International in Manizales

El Jardín de las Delicias

Worth every penny of your hard-earned money, this place serves modern Colombian dishes with an international twist, lovingly crafted by chef Pablo who blends cooking techniques learned in Paris with local ingredient…
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…
Mexican in Manizales

La Condesa Cantina

A bright little Mexican spot on the edge of the Milan dining strip serving tacos, quesadillas and elotes with brilliance, flourish and seriously punchy salsa. Wash your meal down with a cold cerveza michelada or a m…
Bar in Manizales


Wonderfully relaxed bar where talented local musicians play to an older, laid-back crowd. Try the lethal carajillo – strong espresso spiked with rum – and try not to slide off the bar stools.
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…
Bar in Manizales

Bar La Plaza

Delicatessen by day, bar by night, La Plaza fills up fast and by 9pm you'll have to wait for a table. There's a young, student vibe, and it offers gourmet sandwiches (COP$7000 to COP$16,000) and snack platters of qu…
Lounge in Manizales

La Belle Vintage Bar

This swanky 2nd-floor bar in the heart of the dining district single-handedly elevated Manizales' status to that of a cosmopolitan metropolis with its globe-spanning selection of gins, tequilas and imported beers. T…
Vegetarian in Manizales


Rushi is a hip vegetarian restaurant serving great juices and interesting dishes such as vegetarian lasagna, quinoa couscous and chickpea casserole, prepared with skill and grace before your eyes in the open kitchen…
French in Manizales

El Bistro Francés

An unpretentious little place with just a handful of tables serving up traditional French fare at good prices. Take your pick from a variety of crepes (including veggie ones) or more filling beef, chicken and salmon…