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Things to do in Manizales

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“This cathedral is famous for its altar piece, a golden canopy, and the amazing view from the top.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Establishment
“Amazing view of the city, lot of green spaces and like about everything in Manizales is FREE and inside the city. There is a mini restaurant's mall, really affordable. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The best place in the city, absolutely amazing landscape, here is located the "Monumento a los Colonizadores" It is open between 11am to 7pm. Be sure to plan your visit when is not rainy and foggy. From this point you can come back walking till the cathedral”
  • 18 locals recommend
Hotel
“See the rainforest ecosystem at the Recinto del Pensamiento (Thought Complex), a 445-acre ecotourism resort with bird and butterfly observatories, orchid forests, and beautiful scenery. Here you can enjoy a spectacular view from the chairlifts that cross the complex. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Perfect place to go for a picnic, inside the city, so you can simply take a bus (2.000 COP) FREE ENTRANCE and is an absolutely beautiful and quiet place the city. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is the Torre de Herveo, this structure belong to the old rope-way between Manizales and the Tolima's department stations, Initially was located in Herveo, Tolima and when the Ropeway company disapear this tower was disassemble and reassemble in its current location, front of the old station, from where is coming out a cable line, replic of the old days way of transportation, you can see this behind the old station building (The red one). This process was made by students of architecture of the "Universidad Nacional" in the 80's becoming an important icon and as a reference of Manizales's architecture. Important to remember, This is not the same cable car that is used to transportation t”
  • 8 locals recommend
Playground
“Centro comercial, con supermercado, tiendas de ropa, zapatos etc. papelería, bisutería, en el hay cine, y zonas de comidas rápidas y restaurantes, cajeros automáticos.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“es la zona VIP de la cuidad, y cuenta con las mejores discotecas y bares de la cuidad.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Our cable car, I guess the cheapest in the country can take you from "fundadores" station to Villamaría in 14 minutes per only (2.000COP), the thing here is the view of the city. You can do the round trip without to leave the stations for the same money or you can stop in Villamaría and enjoy this little town, I highly recommend (if you are a meat lover) the chorizos that you can find in a little kiosk in the middle of the park and then coming back in the cable car (you have to pay again the ticket 2.000 COP)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Geothermal Hot springs, near the city and affordable. It's open till 10pm the best time to go is weekdays, not so much people around. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Es un pequeño centro comercial pero encontrarás de todo, supermercado, bancos, Drogueria, almacenes de ropa, casa de cambio, joyerías, sastrerías, consultorios médicos, odontológicos y de más!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Es un lugar que cuenta la historia de la colonización antioqueña de nuestra ciudad y región”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“alli llegan los principales eventos que se presentan en la ciudad de tipo teatral, shows, y conciertos”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“puedes entrar gratis, te cuentan la historia de los colonizadores de Manizales. Queda ubicado el sector de Chipre, perfecto para comer una oblea y maravillarse con los paisajes que de aprecian de allí ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Toda la carta es deliciosa, a muy buenos precios, el ambiente es muy agradable y la atención excelente, aunque recomiendo ir temprano porque mantiene muy lleno y a veces es demorado o hay que hacer fila afuera para esperar a que desocupen mesas.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pastelería de tradición en la ciudad, Alli puedes desayunar, tomar las onces, almorzar, tomarte un jugo o un café... todo es delicioso! Si te gusta comer rico como a mi, Tienes que ir, no te vas a arrepentir. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurante moderno, innovador y acogedor ubicado en la zona gastronómica del barrio Milán, una carta amplia y comida muy bien preparada. El ambiente es muy agradable, para Almorzar o cenar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Es un lugar que esta a 10 minutos de casa, hasta alli se puede ir en transporte publico. El ingreso tiene costo. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“comida tipica colombia a solo dos cuadras de la casa y a un excelente precio, vende frijoles espectaculares, ademas de todas las carnes.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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