Recinto del Pensamiento, Manizales

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Take a stroll though the manicured gardens at Recinto del Pensamiento, admiring the variety of plant and animal life that have made their home here. Walk along the signposted track, up and down the gentle slopes of the eclectic manicured gardens. Stop at the relaxing Japanese-themed garden for a break, accompanied by the light tinkling sound of water flowing through fountains, and ponds filled with koi carp. Snap photos of the feathered residents of the hummingbird garden as they flutter around their feeding points. Head to the visitor center to arrange a tour of the gardens--conducted only in Spanish--to learn about the flora, fauna, and history of the plot. Before you head to Manizales, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Manizales journey planner, to make sure you see all that Manizales has to offer, including Recinto del Pensamiento.
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  • September 16, 2017
    It is very beautiful the contact with nature is very relaxing. There is a very nice star hotel. is cold and quiet
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  • September 6, 2017
    It is a good place to learn, walk and enjoy the typical vegetation of the region; In addition to know the butterfly and drink a coffee while you watch a variety of hummingbirds.
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  • September 6, 2017
    It is a very beautiful place. The offer to drink or eat something is almost non-existent. Only the cafeteria of Juan Valdés that is serviced by a single person when there are numerous groups. In that regard, it leaves much to be desired. There are no options.
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  • July 9, 2017
    Good half day excursion from Manizales. The public bus goes to 600m from the entrance (busses which have the "Enea" and "Sena" in front). The entrance is 21'000 COP, including the small lift (recommend). The tour goes when enough people are around or to the full hours. Our guide explained in detail the hummingbirds, the bonsai trees, the mariposas and the orchids (in spanish). He took time to answer all questions and was very knowledgeable. Good tour however we saw more different kinds of hummingbirds and butterflies in Mindo (Ecuador).
  • June 15, 2017
    amazing place and a beautiful structure by famous bamboo architect Simon Velez.
  • June 13, 2017
    Beatiful place to visit
  • May 22, 2017
    Very peaceful
  • August 6, 2017
    Beautiful natural destination where you can spend a day field watching, learning, and enjoying nature.
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Where to stay in Manizales

With a good selection of economical hostels and mid-range hotels, it's often easy to find a good deal while in Manizales. Most of the town's better sleeping options are located near Cable Plaza, which boasts a giant shopping mall and a variety of restaurants. For a more authentic experience, consider staying at one of the area's coffee plantations, where you can learn about this major regional industry and discover the secrets of local cuisine.
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