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Honda mainly exists because for a long time, it has been the last stop on the river journey to Bogotá. From Honda, conquistadors and royalty had to rough the rest of their journey overland. The city was declared a national monument based on its historically significant location.

Honda is also known as the “City of Bridges,” due to the 29 bridges that cross back and forth over the Magdalena River. Some architecturally interesting buildings remain on the river from the colonial era.

All bus lines that run in from the Caribbean Coast come through Honda and pause briefly to let a few passengers off. Therefore, to most travelers Honda represents little more than a hot and nameless stop on an overnight bus to Bogotá. There is no central terminal, so in the darkness, it just looks like a confusing crossroads on the highway.

Others also know Honda as the “City of Peace,” because it avoided the violence in the 1950s that affected so many of Colombia’s major cities. As a whole, the city has a worn and used-up feel and has definitely known better days.

Telephone Code: 8
Altitude: 229 m
Population: 40,000


Other places nearby Honda: Desierto de La Tatacoa, Ibagué, Villavieja and Neiva.

10 Feb 2012

VIVA Colombia

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Colonial Buildings in Honda

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Museo del RĂ­o Magdalena

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Museo Alfonso LĂłpez Pumarejo

Museo Alfonso LĂłpez Pumarejo is located in the former home of two-time Colombian president Alfonso LĂłpez Pumarejo. It houses an interesting collection documenting his life and work. ...
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Teatro Honda

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