Ibague Tourist Places to Visit in Ibague, Colombia, America

Ibague Tourist Places to Visit in Ibague, Colombia, America

Ibague is a city in Tolima department in Republic of Colombia is situated close to mountain range of the Colombian Andes in middle of the country. Ibague is the major economy source of Colombia is one of the largest in South America with national and international business centers, industry and infrastructure business and the economy of the city depends on tourism, agriculture, textile industry and industries. Ibague is called as the “Musical Capital of Colombia and America” and home number of universities.

Ibague is surrounded by Girardot, Armenia, Cajamarca, Rovira, El Salitre, Guataqui, Espinal, Sevilla and Libano and situated at the distance of 200 kilometers from Bogota, capital of Colombia. Coordinates of Ibague are 4.4333° N, 75.2333° W.

Ibague spans an area of 1,498 square kilometers (0.578 square miles) and located at an elevation of 1,285 meters (4,216 feet) above the sea level.


History of Ibague:

Ibague was established in the year 1550, as “Villa de San Bonifacio de Ibague del Valle de las Lanzas” and city was established in the current location in the year 1551, due to regular attack by indigenous Pijaos. Ibague was the capital of New Granada from the year 1854, but later when Tolima department was established, Ibague became the capital of Tolima and Tolima University was established in the year 1945.


Places to Visit in Ibague:

Jardín Botanico San Jorge:

Jardín Botanico San Jorge is a botanical garden located 3 kilometers away from Ibague city hosts more than 500 species of plants and has 7 kilometers of natural track and one can view coca plant as well.


Fundacion Orquidea del Tolima:

Fundación Orquidea del Tolima is a natural reserve with an remarkable collection of orchids includes national flower of Colombia and best place to relax.


La Martinica:

La Martinica is situated around 15 kilometers along the Armenia bypass that provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the whole city is located at an elevation of 1530 meters above the sea level.


Conservatorio del Tolima:

Conservatorio del Tolima is the prominent part of the city which was established in the year 1906, consists of old and modern architecture and from top of the building one can view the stunning views of surrounding areas.


Best time to Visit Ibague:

Ibague enjoys pleasant climate throughout the year due to high elevation and served by tropical rainforest climate and best time to visit Ibague is from December to March.


How to Reach Ibague?

By Air:

Ibague is operated by Aeropuerto Perales Airport situated just around 15 kilometers outside the city which operates domestic flights to Bogota, Medellin, Armenia and other main cities in Colombia.


By Road:

Ibague is the capital of Tolima department and number of buses operates from cities like Bogota, Armenia, Medellin and Honda daily to Ibague city and tourists can board local buses to get in and around the city.


Where to Stay in Ibague?

Apart from magnificent architecture and pleasurable atmosphere, Phuntsholing is one of the most important music and industrial centers of Colombia. To cater to the growing travelers or tourists arrivals and their lodging needs, budget and four star hotels at Ibague offer comfortable rooms with world class amenities such as gym, laundry service, cable TV, air-conditioned rooms etc, for a tariff of $ 20 to $ 100 and above per day. List of some prominent hotels in Ibague are listed below:

  • Hotel Estelar Altamira
  • Hotel Internacional Casa Morales
  • Hotel Dann Combeima
  • Eco Star Hotel
  • Hotel y Restaurante Suiza
  • Hotel Lusitania
  • Hotel Dulima
  • Hotel Center
  • Hotel Acandi
  • Sofitel Ibague Altamira

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