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Tunja is a city in northeast Colombia and the capital of the Boyacá department.


Get in[edit]

The bus terminal is located at the bottom of the hill where the main plaza is. Collectivos to the surrounding cities leave from upstairs.

  • From Bogotá : 25,000 COP / 2h30. Buses leave from the terminal, but it may be faster and more convenient to catch one at Portal del Norte.
  • From Cocuy National Park : 25,000 COP / 9h
  • From San Gil : 20,000 COP / 4 h
  • From Sogamoso : 7,000 COP / 1h30
  • From Villa de Leyva : 7,000 COP / 1 h / 39 km

Get around[edit]

Taxis are plentiful, with a minimum fare of $3.000. Most trips within the city won't cost more than $4.000. tel: 3102183305

Minibuses are usually $1.400, and go pretty much everywhere.

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  • Unicentro, Av Universitaria #39-77. The largest mall in Tunja.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • La Buona Vita, Carrera 9 #23-45, 7422198. Mon-Sat 12:00-21:30, Sun 12:00-16:00. Italian restaurant with great handmade pastas. $20.000 per plate.  edit
  • Piqueteadeoro La Novena, Carrera 9 - Calle 22. Cheap traditional Colombian food and fruit salad.  edit
  • El Maizal, Carrera 9 #20-30 (Just off the plaza's NE corner). Possibly the cheapest breakfast in town: Hot chocolate and roll with cheese, 1500 COP. Also set lunch and dinner.  edit
  • Restaurante El Gran Pollo Frito, Calle 19 8 88;, 7401064. 10 am a 10 pm. ;5000 a 20000 COP.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

All nightlife closes at 1:30 AM, Sundays being rather dead.

  • Bruder Pub, Kra 9 #21-89, 7443444, [1]. Microbrewery and pub, good beer and good food at very affordable prices. $8.000 per Liter.  edit
  • Berlin, Carrera 10 - Calle 21A; 5th floor. Cocktail bar with roof-top terrace. Nice view over the city.  edit
  • Pussini, Plaza de Bolivar. Cosy cafe.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Dozens of options between the bus terminal and Plaza Bolivar, and somewhat beyond.

  • Hosteria San Carlos, Carrera 11 #20-12 (One block NW of Plaza de Bolivar), 0387423716. Old colonial house, a bit run down. No breakfast. Single 35000.  edit

Get out[edit]

Bogotá is 2 to 3 hours away, $17.000.

Villa de Leyva, one of the nicest colonial towns in Colombia, is 45 minutes to an hour away, take a minibus from the terminal, $6.000.

Paipa has a natural hot springs, with waterpark and spa. 45 minutes by bus, $4.000.

San Gil is the capital of extreme sports in Colombia, and is 4 hours away.

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