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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  • July 24, 2017
    It's just the old cable car tower that served as a transport for the population about 100 years. Worth the visit for the importance and historical curiosity. It is a few meters from AV. Santander, where it is possible to find several vares, snack bars, pubs.
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  • July 17, 2017
    Around there are still some towers of the cable which can take photographs. Pass the Cable Center Mall after the visit to the Tower of the recommended Cable.
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  • June 27, 2017
    It is a tourist spot which you don't need to carry a lot of money to have fun, take an excellent coffee and rest awhile.
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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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