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Visit the Free Theatre

The Free Theater, established in 1973, grew from the theater group at the University of the Andes. The non-profit...


Learn about the art of goldsmithing

The history of filigree goldsmithing in Mompox goes back to an indigenous tradition perfected during Colombia’s...
The Alligator Man, Santa Marta

Photo by: Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Colombia.

The Alligator Man

Legend has it that a man who lives by the Magdalena River and in order to spy on beautiful women becomes an alligator...

The Breakwater

The breakwater was built in Bocagrande in order to prevent the passage of ships between Punta Icacos and Tierrabomba,...
Temple of Our Lady of Mercy

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Temple of Our Lady of Mercy

The history of the Temple of Our Lady of Mercy dates back to the early 17th century, when the Order of the Blessed...
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Antigua Belen Bed and Breakfast Hotel, Bucaramanga

Antigua Belen Bed and Breakfast Hotel

It is a novel concept in the city of Bucaramanga and in Santander . It provides personal service and creates a...

What types of things are there to see in Colombia?

Colombia is a country full of natural and cultural riches. We invite you to visit , our country's official tourism website to learn more. Click the pink link entitled "Plan your trip", follow the instructions, and fill in the required information:Where are you from? Enter your...
Destinations - Meetings and Conventions

Santa Marta, a city that is always ready

The waves of the Caribbean Sea, the white peaks of the Sierra Nevada and some of the best beaches in South America set...


Walking through the paths in the parks in order to come in contact with nature while being in the city; visiting old...

Coconut rice with fried fish

The rice is cooked in coconut milk and served with fried fish to produce an unforgettable flavor.

Guinea pig (Cuy)

These rodents are cooked until their skins are crisp, and served with potato and corn among other things.

Mucanos with peanuts

A local variety of banana is cooked in a sauce made with peanut, onion, and tomato.


The young goat should be no more than 4 months old. This may be cooked in the oven over the coals or in a stew.

Corn Arepa

An arepa is a corn tortilla cooked over a coal fire. It can be eaten on its own or with cheese, onion, and tomato stew.

Banana Cake

This cake is made from flour and filled with sweet ripe banana, cooked and allowed to cool.

Chickpea pasties

Chickpeas, pepper, salt and onions are some of the ingredients of these pasties traditionally cooked in clay ovens.


This soup is made with either country hen or chicken and is cooked with potato and plantains.

Roast Guinea Pig

These rodents are cooked until their skins are crisp, and served with potato and corn among other things.
Destinations - What to eat

What to eat at Pasto

Several restaurants in Pasto specialize in guinea pig, the signature dish of Nariño. There are also restaurants that serve international food and food from other regions of Colombia.

What to eat at Cali

Cali is known for having expanded its culinary delights. You will find good restaurants in the city that serve traditional food as well as high quality international dishes.