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Torre de El Cable, Manizales

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The tallest lattice tower in an elaborate cable transport system from Manizales to Mariquita, Torre de El Cable served as a key part of this feat of engineering from 1922 to 1961. Long out of commission, it nevertheless continues to draw visitors with its impressive construction of approximately 1,470 blocks of wood from Guaiacum, mahogany, bay, and Comino trees. Contemplate the genius it took to build and stroll the historical area surrounding. Plan your Torre de El Cable visit and explore what else you can see and do in Manizales using our Manizales trip builder.
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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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  • it's a very nice and save place to share with new friends while you're visiting Manizales, Colombia. you can sit down, chat and hava a cup of great colombian cofee in juan Valdez coffee shop. people i...  more »
  • This tower is a replica of the one that existed in the town of Herveo when cable was the primary public transportation in Manizales in the first part of the 20th century. Now, it´s a popular attractio...  more »
  • This monument is at the center of the zona rosa where you will find all the bars, restaurants and cafés. At night, it is all lite and gives a nice vibe to the area.  more »