Standing in contrast to the many large metropolitan centers of Colombia lies the peaceful town of Pereira. The region is known for heavy rain and the nearby highland regions give the city a cloudy, mysterious cast. As the capital of the state of Risaralda, it is the gateway to the region and caters to lovers of the city and natural scenery alike.
Colombian coffee is world-renowned for its fine quality and a significant amount of it is grown in the Pereira region, part of the Colombian Coffee Axis. Nearby lies Los Nevados National Natural Park, one of the most frequently visited parks in Colombia. Eight volcanoes in the region are home to several rare bird and mammal species. History and architecture lover will enjoy the Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty, devoted to the Virgin Mary. The mixture of brick and woodwork is unique and the style cultivates a sense of peace and devotion.
Visitors seeking a balance of urban and rural charms will not be disappointed by Pereira. Working with a photographer in Pereira and a cup of coffee in hand, you’ll be certain to walk away with a smile on your face.