Jardín Botánico


Within the grounds of the Universidad Tecnológia de Pereira, the botanic gardens has orchids, exotic bamboos, hummingbirds and medicinal plants, and offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Entrance includes an obligatory guided tour.

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1. Museo de Arte de Pereira

0.87 MILES

Arguably the best art museum in the region (bar Medellín's offerings), this place showcases thought-provoking exhibits by Colombian and South American…

2. Bolívar Desnudo


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4. Colina Iluminada

8.81 MILES

On a hill just outside town, this impressive 19m-tall wooden structure offers breathtaking views over three departments and, on a clear day, Parque…

5. Hacienda Guayabal

11.85 MILES

This slow-paced working coffee farm near Chinchiná is a great place to come and unwind while surrounded by cafetero culture. It runs an excellent tour…

6. Museo del Oro Quimbaya

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This excellent museum showcases the fine work of indigenous pre-Columbian Quimbaya goldsmiths, as well as fine ceramics and ceremonial items. There are…

7. Parque de la Vida

17.11 MILES

If all the concrete is getting too much, stop by this tranquil park located in a valley in the middle of the city. It features both gardens and forested…

8. Reserva Natural Acaime

18.18 MILES

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