Christopher Columbus explored the north coast in 1502. Colombia was called Great Colombia. People of New Granada were inspired to revolt against the ruler of Spain (Napoleon)
Mestizos (Spanish and Indian descendants) ethnicity is the most common in Colombia. Most Colombians are Christian. Most people speak Castilian Spanish.
Empanadas Which is a small meat-filled turnover and Arepas which have white cornmeal cakes filled with cheese and are eaten in most of the country. Drinking age=18