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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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  • When I approached I thought it was a madness that had a tower of cable on the main track, looks very impressive closely although it is not as high. But what really impressed me is the story having: allowed to transport cargo from Manizales to Ladybug. Today the road is from the difficult to the country by its curves and you can spend up to 4 hours, but in the last century the coffee inhabitants managed very good. It is a symbol of the effort and push the coffee people! At night they light up and looks very nice. L sector is very commercial, you will find restaurants, shops and bars.
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  • they have the Tower well maintained, with aerial statues that remind as was at the time of the carriers, and is circumscribed in an area of restaurants and bars for a good time
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  • The symbol in the Palermo district, is a cable Tower. When you make a city surrounded by mountains of about 2200 m above sea level, is a remnant of the cable was made to carry the material. Currently not used. Are stored as a monument.
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