Tunja is also one of the safest cities in Colombia, according to the report presented by the International Center for Crime Prevention. As for the economy, according to DANE, the recent development of infrastructure and the construction industry have contributed to an increase in GDP equivalent to 4.0%.
Only forty-five minutes from Tunja, are the tourism centers of Boyacá: Villa de Leyva and Paipa; something further west, Ráquira and Chiquinquirá remain..
Tunja houses a protected monumental complex in its Historic Center and declared a national heritage in 1959. At the Founder's House, who visits it learns a lot about the history of the city and has the opportunity to see the spectacular paintings on the ceiling. Its museums, churches, pre-Columbian monuments and parks collect diversity of stories about religious, social and political life, together with myths and legends arising from Muisca and Creole fantasy.
The Plaza de Bolívar is impressive for its spaciousness and Spanish and modern colonial architectural framework. The city, in general, has done an excellent job of maintaining traditional architecture. Also, it is an economical city compared to Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena, due to its agricultural and livestock tradition.
Adapted from wikipedia.com