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Article Published on: 11TH JAN 2023 |


Jaime Duque Park is a family-oriented amusement park located in the Tocancipá municipality of the Metropolitan Area of Bogotá, Colombia. The park contains the Jaime Duque Zoo, and the Museum of Mankind, as well as replicas of several major locations and buildings from around the world. A monorail runs through the park to help get guests from one area to another. The monorail has been replaced by a panoramic train. The park also has an outdoor stage for live performances. Here, the park has hosted performances by musicians such as Kylie Minogue, Guns N' Roses, Jamiroquai, The Killers, David Guetta, Paulina Rubio, and Evanescence.

Parque Jaime Duque completes with a replica Taj Mahal and many other wonders. The Taj Mahal (original) is an immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra, India between 1631 and 1648 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of her favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. It contains the tombs of both Mumtaz and Shah Jahan. It is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.

This Colombian Park is a 100% non-profit entity, built without official or private assistance, which allocates the income to its maintenance, to the construction of new cultural scenarios, to support causes in favor of the helpless childhood and old age, to finance environmental education activities and conservation of ecosystems and endangered species. In general, it aims to rescue the principle of social solidarity and through the proper use of free time help build values, family, and society.


The Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Bogotá & Primate of Colombia, officially the Cathedral Basilica Metropolitan & Primate of the Immaculate Conception & Saint Peter of Bogotá, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located at the eastern side of Bolívar Square in Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. It is seat of the Archbishop of Bogotá, Luis José Rueda Aparicio. The Cathedral was built four times in the same place. The first construction took place between 1556-1565 to replace the original thatched chapel, but due to a poor foundation, it later collapsed. The second construction took place around 1572, yet the earthquake of 1785 reduced it to ruins. The fourth and final construction occurred between 1807 and 1823. It is said to be built by descendants of Jesuit missionaries. When the Spanish conquerors officially founded the city of Bogotá, they established 12 huts and a haychurch, that -after being built- would take the name of Archbishopric Cathedral of Bogotá. The cathedral holds the remains of Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, founder of Bogotá. The cathedral, an area of 5,300 square meters, is the biggest in Colombia and one of the biggest ones in South America.


The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an underground Roman Catholic church built within the tunnels of a salt mine 200 meters underground in a halite mountain near the city of Zipaquirá, in Cundinamarca, Colombia. It is a tourist destination and place of pilgrimage in the country. The temple at the bottom has three sections, representing the birth, life, and death of Jesus. The icons, ornaments, and architectural details are hand carved in the halite rock. Some marble sculptures are included.

The Salt cathedral is considered one of the most notable achievements of Colombian architecture, being described as a "Jewel of Modern Architecture". The cathedral represents a valuable cultural, environmental, and religious patrimony for the Colombian people. The cathedral is a functioning church that receives as many as 3,000 visitors on Sundays, but it has no bishop and therefore no official status as a cathedral in Catholicism.


Caño Cristales is a Colombian river located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta and is a tributary of the Guayabero River. It was founded in 1969, by a group of cattle farmers. The river is commonly called the "River of Five Colors" or the "Liquid Rainbow," and is noted for its striking colors. The bed of the river from the end of July through November is variously colored yellow, green, blue, black, and especially red, the last caused by Macarenia clavigera plants on the riverbed.


The Rosario Islands also referred to as Corales Islas del Rosario, is an archipelago located off the coast of Colombia, approximately 100 kilometers from Cartagena. It is one of the 46 Natural National Parks of Colombia. The national park was founded in 1988, to protect one of the most important coral reefs of the Colombian Caribbean coast. People can visit the national park area of the islands, and tours are available. Isla Rosario has an aquarium and open-sea oceanarium that people can visit. Activities include swimming, snorkeling, and fishing, among others.


The National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Las Lajas, commonly called Las Lajas Shrine, is a basilica church located in southern Colombia. The basilica is situated within the municipality of Ipiales, in the Nariño Department, and is built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River. The present church was built in a Gothic style between 1916 and 1949, taking up a total time frame of 33 years to build. The name Laja comes from the name of a type of flat sedimentary rock similar to shale and slate. It is a popular pilgrimage site for Christians from both Colombia and neighboring Ecuador, due to the legend of a Marian apparition that is purported to have taken place here in the 18th century.

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