Ibagué. The musical city of Colombia and a true treasure for lovers of nature and the cultural roots of Colombia.
Ibagué is a city of ideal size, surrounded by majestic mountains such as the Nevado del Tolima, with excellent roads that communicate with the rest of Colombia and with an impressive natural and cultural wealth.
If your desire is to get to know Colombia and learn Spanish, this city is a wonderful place to do it, some of the reasons are:
Culture: Historically, Colombian music, gastronomy and folklore have strong roots in Ibagué and Tolima.
Location: It is a place of strategic location because it is located in the center of the golden triangle of Colombia, which is formed between Bogotá, Medellín and Cali. Traveling from Bogotá, Ibagué is at the entrance to the Colombian coffee region and therefore it is an ideal place to explore Salento, the Cocora Valley and beautiful coffee farms. Near Ibagué there are also towns such as Honda and Ambalema; heritage towns of Colombia, full of history and architectural jewels in which more than a century ago there were large European companies, consulates and banks (German, English, etc.).
Quality of life: The quality of life is very good in terms of roads, public services, entertainment and the cost of living is low compared to many cities in the country.
Nature: The region has all climates and an enormous wealth of fauna and flora, so much so that it was chosen more than 200 years ago for the famous Royal Botanical Expedition in 1783 by the Spanish crown.
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Nueva LenguaIbagué is located in a privileged location. The school is located just in front of the side of the Cathedral, on the most important pedestrian avenue in the city; Carrera 3era, a few steps from Plaza de Bolívar and Murillo Toro Park.
The school is very close to the most representative places in the city, just a few minutes walk.
- The school is close to the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, a construction declared cultural heritage of the city and that reflects the spirituality of the region, the desire to progress and open up to the world; the current temple began in 1926 but the first temple dates back to 1551. The Capilla del Santisimo, the main altar, the columns and the images of the Immaculate Conception and Saint John Paul II stand out.
- Carrera 3era, the most commercial pedestrian avenue in the city, is worth walking this avenue and seeing its thriving trade, musicians and street artists.
- The Plaza de Bolívar, with impressive centenary trees and the famous ocobos that when they bloom are a spectacle for locals and foreigners.
- The musical conservatory of Tolima, not in vain Ibagué is known as the musical city of Colombia. Ibagué has been the birthplace of many Colombian musicians and this is an ideal place to attend concerts with the acoustic shell. Ibagué is home to the Colombian Folkloric Festival and the National Colombian Music Festival.
- Museum of Modern Art of Tolima.
- The emblematic neighborhoods of La Pola and Belen are ideal for walking quietly photographing the old mansions full of history, visiting restaurants, cafes and bars.