Colombia's independence is long and bloody. November 11 is an important date because it was a precedent for all independence revolutions throughout South America. This sense of revolution and bravery that the people of Cartagena displayed earned their city the nickname la "Ciudad Heroica" the "Heroic City."
Manuel Atanasio Girardot Díaz was a Colombian and Venezuelan revolutionary war hero. He was born here in Antioquia and we are very proud of him.