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Currency – Colombia

The currency which is used in Colombia for financial transactions is the Colombian peso, its legal abbreviation is COP, informally it can be abbreviated COL $, which is the sign that is also used for the dollar. This currency accompanies Colombia since 1837.

Colombian peso bills

Currently you will see in the market coins of 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 pesos, while the banknotes that remain in circulation are 1,000; 2,000; 5,000; 10,000; 20,000; and 50,000. Colombia is not an expensive destination and the easiest currency to change is the dollar, you can do it in banks, hotels, shops and travel agencies, you should keep in mind that they charge a commission for doing so. The banks They attend from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Colombian pesos coins

The establishments accept Credit cards, the most popular are Visa and MasterdCard. American Express, Diners Club are not very accepted. In the main cities you can find ATMs from which you can withdraw money. If you want to travel with travelers checks, you should know that in Colombia they accept mostly those issued by American Express and Citicorp, but some checks do not accept them as a form of payment.

Colombian pesos

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