Armenia is the capital city of the Quindío department in western Colombia. Framed by the Andes mountains, the city centers on lively Plaza de Bolívar, with its modern, triangular-shaped Catedral La Inmaculada Concepción. Leafy Parque de la Vida has a tree-lined lake and a roller-skating arena. At the city’s northeastern edge, the Museo del Oro Quimbaya exhibits ancient gold artifacts.
Colombia is a country at the northern tip of South America. It's landscape is marked by rainforests, Andes mountains and numerous coffee plantations. In the high-altitude capital, Bogotá, the Zona Rosa district is known for its restaurants and shops. Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast, has a walled colonial Old Town, a 16th-century castle and nearby coral reefs.