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A Coffee Lover's Paradise: 10 Best Things To See In Armenia, Colombia

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Do you know where to get the best coffee? Go to Armenia. They are known to have the best brews in the world. Armenia has coffee plantations as well as a coffee themed park. But there’s more to this city than just a good cup of coffee. Explore this little town in Colombia with these interesting must-dos:

1. National Coffee Park or Parque del Cafe

National Coffee Park

You will learn all about the history of coffee when you visit the National Coffee Park in Armenia. They opened in 1995 and have received millions of visitors since. The park offers a coffee garden, coffee-based food stalls, museums, exhibitions, and other interesting attractions.

National Coffee Park

Address: Km 6 vía Montenegro Pueblo Tapao, Montenegro, Quindío, Colombia

Website: National Coffee Park (in Spanish)

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2. Coffee Amusement Park

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Coffee Theme Park is another area inside the National Coffee Park. Visit them after learning about the history of coffee inside the museum. The park offers fun roller coaster rides, coffee products, and different kinds of coffee plants. You need to try the food all made from coffee. If you can, try to also catch the shows! They’re just as good.

The coffee theme park is one of the most beautiful parks in the world that’s inspired by coffee. There’s actually nothing else like it.

Coffee Amusement Park

Address: Km 6 vía Montenegro Pueblo Tapao, Montenegro, Quindío, Colombia

Website: Coffee Amusement Park (in Spanish)

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3. River Rafting on the Rio de la Vieja


Enjoy a slow river raft trip on the Rio de la Vieja. You and a few others will be on a bamboo raft for five hours, just enjoying the cruise and the scenery. Lunch is already included in the package. There are no big waves in the river, so it’s safe to bring kids with you. They can even swim in the river with their lifejackets on. The river rafting will give you a whole new experience in the city of Armenia - do make sure you’ll try it.

River Rafting on the Rio de la Vieja

Address: Cauca River, Colombia

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4. Museo del Oro Quimbaya

Museo del oro Quimbaya
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This is an interesting gold museum exhibit that you need to see when you visit Colombia. It will educate you on how the natives lived before. It’s free and won’t take too much of your time. If you want to know about their culture, find time to visit the Museo del Oro Quimbaya.

Museo del Oro Quimbaya

Address: Carrera 19 No. 40 N-80, Armenia, Quindío, Colombia

Website: Museo del Oro Quimbaya (in Spanish)

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5. La Estación Metropolitan Cultural Center

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This is formerly the old railway station and is now converted into a cultural center. The center is a National Heritage Site in Armenia and frequented by tourists. It holds exhibits and other art activities.

La Estación Metropolitan Cultural Center.

Address: Quindio, Armenia

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6. National Center for the Study of Bamboo


When you see the houses and bridges made of bamboo, that means you’re already at the National Center for the Study of Bamboo - Guadua. The center promotes and educates the public about Guadua bamboo and how it is a “steel product” because of its strength. Among the thousands of bamboo species in the world, Guadua is by far the most important. It can be used for building both houses and furniture - the product is that strong.

It is also effective at removing carbon dioxide and it’s been proven that construction made by this type of bamboo can’t be destroyed by earthquakes. This why Armenia dedicated a center to further develop technologies that will produce more Guadua bamboo.

National Center for the Study of Bamboo

Address: Quindio, Armenia

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7. Plaza de Bolivar

Plaza Bolivar

Get to know the locals and Colombian culture by visiting the Plaza de Bolivar. It’s a beautiful park with a church in the center. Some vendors sell coffee stuff here and other interesting food items are also inside. The plaza is a great place to pass the time and talk to some locals. Just be extra careful with your things, some tourists have mentioned that there are pickpockets in the area.

Plaza de Bolivar

Address: Armenia, Quindio, Colombia

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8. Colina Iluminada Viewpoint

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If trekking is your thing, bring hiking boots with you and climb Colina Iluminada. The view from above is breathtaking and it will only take you about 10 minutes to get there. There are some jeepneys here that can also take people directly to the viewpoint, but hiking is better. Colina Iluminada Viewpoint is actually known for being featured in some Colombian TV shows because of the views from the top.

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9. Parque de los Fundadores

Parque de los Fundadores

There are plenty of tall trees and benches at Parque de los Fundadores. It’s a perfect place for a solitary afternoon walk. Some interesting monuments are also found inside the park, but most of it is just nature.

Parque de los Fundadores

Address: Armenia, Quindio, Colombia

Phone Number: +57 300 4409498

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10. Cafe Jesus Martin


You can come to the Cafe Jesus Martin daily, as they serve really good cakes and coffee! You can even purchase coffee beans from them and brew them at home. Most of the guests visit this cafe because it’s highly recommended, even by locals.

Cafe Jesus Martin

Address: Armenia, Quindío, Colombia

Website: Cafe Jesus Martin

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When do you plan to visit?

Armenia is the capital city of Quindio, in Colombia. It’s a small city with only a population of a little over 300,000, yet albeit small, it has countless of interesting things to explore. You will never run out of activities in Colombia, but when you do – get a cup of coffee. It’ll make things so much better.

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