Country Overview

Colombia calls itself the "Land of El Dorado" for here in South America's northwestern corner is a country truly rich in gold and treasure.

Over 23,000 priceless gold artifacts are on display in capital city Bogotá at the famed National Gold Museum. In Bogotá 16th century churches share the skyline with 21st century skyscrapers.

Shoppers will soon discover the world's best emeralds are found and sold in Colombia.

On the Colombian Caribbean coast the fabled Spanish Main's greatest colonial fortress, San Felipe, still stands in storied Cartagena, now a popular beach resort. Also in the Caribbean growing numbers of skin and scuba divers are discovering the offshore Colombian islands of San Andrés and Providencia.

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