Chipre is a subdivision of Manizales, on one of the higher areas of town. The view of the city is wonderful and the area is busy and safe. They have wonderful holiday lights, lots of restaurants, and even a small amusement park.
One unique thing is Chipre Tower which is 131 feet high. The tower was originally just a water tower but while it remains in use for that purpose, it has creatively had a restaurant and viewing area added. You can even fasten on a safety belt and walk around on the outside ramp if you are so inclined. (We weren’t.)
Best of all, it was a 5 minute walk from our apartment.