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Turismo y viajes en Colombia . Informacion turisticaCOLOMBIA

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Turismo y viajes en Colombia . Informacion turisticaNATIONAL BIRD

Turismo en ColombiaThe condor (vultus gryplus). Chosen in 1834 as the emblem of liberty and sovereignty, the condor is on Colombia's national crest. Today, there are many campaigns to conserve this bird and save it from extinction

Though the majestic condor hasn't been chosen to be Colombia's "official" bird, it has always been associated with the glory of Colombia's patriotism. It is engraved on our national Coat of Arms. It is the bird that flies higher than any other, and its majesty and nobility are proverbial while its life span mythical. It's been called "the eternal bird." The strength and power of the condor are formidable.

They say a condor can fly up to 200 leagues in a day. It only flies on sunny days. It's feathers are black with seemingly blue appearance -- much like oil. Its powerful wings are lined in white as well as its majestic throat. It lives in the highest peaks of the Andes mountains.

 

 
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Turismo y viajes en Colombia . Informacion turisticaTREE

Turismo en ColombiaThe Cera Palm Tree of Quindío (Ceroxilon quindiuense) was chosen to be Colombia's National tree by scientists in the Latin American Botanical Congress in 1949 (celebrated in Bogota). Later it was officially adopted as a symbol of Colombia by law in 1961 and 1985.

The Cera Palm Tree is a palm of great beauty, extraordinary strength, and legendary life span. It's exclusive to the Andes Mountains in Colombia and can reach up to 70 meters tall.

 


Turismo y viajes en Colombia . Informacion turisticaFLOWER

Turismo en ColombiaOrquid (Catleya Trianae). Epifit plant with meaty leaves, originating in Colombia. It flourishes on the temperate Andean jungle floor.

Called Catleya Trianae in honor of the naturalist Jose Jeronimo Triana, this orquid was chosen as the National flower according to the Colombian Academy of History in 1936, even though it hadn't been chosen by law. Colombian orquids are considered the most beautiful orquids in the world, as you can see the structure and form of the Catleya Trianae is no exception and is a flower of extraordinary beauty.




Turismo y viajes en Colombia . Informacion turisticaPERSON

Turismo en ColombiaJuan Valdéz. Character created by the National Federation of Coffee PLantations to promote coffee sales in the exterior. Juan Valdez represents the typical farmer from the Colombian Coffee Region, that walks through the mountains accompanied by his mule (Conchita) who always helps him transport Colombian coffee.

 

Turismo y viajes en Colombia . Informacion turisticaDANCE

La Cumbia is a rhythmic Caribbean dance with African roots interpreted by couples that dance in circles to the sound of drums. It's typical to carry a candle in one hand.

Turismo y viajes en Colombia . Informacion turisticaFLAG

Turismo en ColombiaColombia's flag design is contributed to Francisco Miranda. Simón Bolívar adopted the tri-color flag in 1813 as the emblem of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. According to the vision of the revolutionary, the flag symbolized "the rich (yellow)" people of Colombia, separated by the "blue" of the seas and the "red" of the Spanish people.

During President Pedro Nel Ospina's presidential reign in 1924, he decreed that the composition of the yellow, blue, red flag would be the official flag of the Republic of Colombia (Decree 861 of 17 of March, 1924). The colors would be distributed horizontally with yellow in the upper part taking 1/2 of the space of the flag, followed by horizontal lines of blue and red, each distributed equally (1/4 of the space) to fill the space.

Turismo y viajes en Colombia . Informacion turisticaCOAT OF ARMS

Turismo en ColombiaIn 1924, according to Decree 861 of the 17 of May, the design of the Coat of Arms of Colombia was created.

 

 

 

Turismo y viajes en Colombia . Informacion turisticaNATIONAL HYMN

The National Hymn of Colombia was composed in 1887, words written by Rafael Núñez to the music of an Italian composer, nationalized in Colombia, Oreste Síndici. It was written to commemorate the Independence of Cartagena on the 11 of November. The Law 33 of the 28 of October, 1920, sanctioned by President Marco Fidel Suárez made this song the national hymn of Colombia. It has one chorus and 11

November 11, 1887, the hymn was sung for the first time in public in a small theater in the old public school of the Cathedral. The following month, on December 6, 1887, it was sung in front of the San Carlos Palace where Dr. Núñez listened with all civil, ecclesiastic, military, and diplomatic authorities.

 

National Hymn of the Colombian Republic
Words

Chorus

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!
¡Oh júbilo inmortal!
En surcos de dolores
El bien germina ya.

I
Cesó la horrible noche,
La libertad sublime
Derrama las auroras
De su invencible luz.
La humanidad entera,
Que entre cadenas gime
Comprende las palabras
Del que murió en la cruz

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!

II
"¡ Independencia!" grita
el mundo americano;
se baña en sangre de héroes
la tierra de Colón.
Pero este gran principio:
"el rey no es soberano".
Resuena, y los que sufren,
Bendicen su pasión.

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!

III
Del Orinoco el cauce
Se colma de despojos;
De sangre y llanto un río
Se mira allí correr.
En Bárbula no saben,
Las almas ni los ojos,
Si admiración o espanto
Sentir o padecer.

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!

IV
A orillas del Caribe
Hambriento un pueblo lucha.
Horrores prefiriendo
A pérfida salud.
¡Oh si!, de Cartagena
la abnegación es mucha,
y escombros de la muerte
desprecia su virtud.

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!

V
De Boyacá en los campos
El genio de la gloria,
Con cada espiga un héroe,
Invicto coronó.
Soldados sin coraza
Ganaron la victoria;
Su varonil aliento
De escudo les sirvió.

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!

VI
Bolívar cruza el Ande,
Que riegan dos océanos:
Espadas cual centellas
Fulguran en Junín.
Centauros indomables
Descienden a los llanos,
Y empieza a presentirse
De la epopeya el fin.

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!

VII
La trompa victoriosa
En Ayacucho truena;
Que en cada triunfo crece
Su formidable son.
En su expansivo empuje
La libertad se estrena
Del cielo americano
Formando un pabellón.

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!

VIII
La Virgen sus cabellos
Arranca en agonía,
Y de su amor viuda,
Los cuelga del ciprés.
Lamenta su esperanza
Que cubre losa fría,
Pero glorioso orgullo,
Circunda su alba tez.

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!

IX
La patria así se forma
Termópilas brotando;
Constelación de cíclopes
Su noche iluminó.
La flor estremecida,
Mortal el viento hallando,
Debajo los laureles
Seguridad buscó.

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!

X
Más no es completa gloria
Vencer en la batalla,
Que al brazo que combate
Lo anima la verdad
La independencia sola
El gran clamor no acalla:
Si el sol alumbra a todos,
Justicia es libertad.

¡Oh gloria inmarcesible!

XI
Del hombre los derechos
Nariño predicando,
El alma de la lucha
Profético enseñó.
Ricaute en San Mateo,
En átomos volando,
" deber antes que vida",
con llamas escribió.

 

 

 

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