Tunja (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtuŋxa]) is a city located on the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes, in the region known as the Altiplano Cundiboyacense, 130 km northeast of Bogotá. In 2012 it had an estimated population of 181,407 inhabitants. It is the capital of Boyacá department and the Central Boyacá Province. Tunja is an important centre of known universities. In the time before the Spanish conquest of the Muisca, Tunja was called Hunza and was conquered by the Spanish conquistadors on August 20, 1537 upon zaque Quemuenchatocha and founded by the Spanish on August 6, 1539, exactly one year after former southern capital Bacatá. The city hosts the most remaining Muisca architecture; Hunzahúa Well, Goranchacha Temple and Cojines del Zaque. Tunja is a destination, especially for religious colonial architecture, with the Casa Fundador Gonzalo Suárez Rendón as oldest remnant. In addition to its religious and historical sites it is host to several internationally known and is a jumping-off point for regional tourist destinations such as Villa de Leyva, Paipa, and Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. It is also a stop on the Pan American Highway which connects Tunja to Bogotá and Santa Marta and eventually to the northern and southernmost parts of South America.Wikipedia
Tunja in Colombia offers a unique experience to travellers. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Bogota, Colombia. Bogota, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Plaza De Bolivar, Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro, Museo Botero. Also, to reach Tunja, you'll have to take a flight to Bogota; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.
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