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Ipiales

City of the Green Clouds

Situated on a plateau 2,950 m (9,678 ft) above sea level, the city of Ipiales enjoys a subtropical highland climate and the title of highest major city in Colombia. Its impressive cathedral remains the top attraction in Ipiales, but the surrounding natural landscape also deserves exploring: the canyon over which the cathedral seems to hover leads to a wealth of waterfalls, ravines, and scenic vistas. The main town, however, offers little in the way of entertainment or excitement, acting primarily as a commercial border town with close proximity to Ecuador. Plan your visit to Ipiales and other destinations in Colombia using our Colombia vacation builder app .
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Though Ipiales has pretty much one place to see, the cathedral's inimitable design and positioning draws enough tourism to warrant a decent set of accommodations. Hostels and simple guesthouses on residential streets complement the more luxury options here, with proud hotels standing by the side of the town's main boulevards. Because of its proximity to the border, Ipiales serves as a regional commercial center, so a number of business hotels dot the main urban area, offering simple, unfussy rooms.
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