The Manizales Fair: beautiful women, bullfighting, music and coffee

Bullfights, music and dance street shows, parades, fireworks and the international Coffee Beauty Pageant what else can you wish for?

The Manizales Fair, which this year runs from January 6-13, attracts visitors from across Colombia and all over the world. It is particularly well-known for its beauty pageant, where women from Brazil, Venezuela and Panama among others, compete to be “Coffee Queen”, and for its bullfighting season which brings together the best bullfighters from Colombia, South America, and the Iberian Peninsula.

Here are some highlights of the fair.