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Mompox - A destination rich in history and tradition

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Magical realism is alive and well here. In his novel “The General in His Labyrinth,” Gabriel García Márquez refers to...
Destinations - Where to sleep

Where to sleep in Mompox

Restored mansions often accommodate visitors to Mompox, though hostel lodging and hotel options have increased in recent years.
Destinations - Events

Cultural events in Mompox

Holy Week in Mompox is one of the most traditional and striking Easter celebrations in the Americas, while the International Jazz Festival hosts a variety of international artists.
Destinations - What to eat

What to eat at Mompox

In Mompox you can always find both typical regional delicacies and good international dishes—the choice is yours!

Arepa and egg

Arepa and egg is the perfect traditional breakfast meal.

Coconut Rice

All the flavor and joy of the Colombian Caribbean is contained in coconut rice.

Rice with chipi chipi

This dish combines the flavour of rice with a small local mollusk.
Specific experiences

Religious tourism

You don’t have to visit during Easter to witness the fervor of devotion and the Catholic traditions of Santa Cruz de...
Practical Information


Meet Colombia before traveling

Take a daytrip to Pijiño

The same sense of wonder that you feel after discovering Mompox, a jewel of colonial architecture in the middle of...
Religious art, Mompox


Religious art

"If I owe Caracas my life, I owe Mompox my glory," reads the inscription on the monument in the town hall across from...

Absorb the atmosphere of the village

The heat in Mompox is overwhelming; if you find yourself needing to cool off, take a break in a hammock under a shady...
Experience Holy Week - A destination steeped in religious tradition

Experience Holy Week

The Easter celebrations that have been held in Mompox since 1564 have yet to lose their luster. Processions loaded with...


Learn about the art of goldsmithing

The history of filigree goldsmithing in Mompox goes back to an indigenous tradition perfected during Colombia’s...

Rock in the Park Festival

The Rock in the Park Festival, which takes place in Bogotá in the summer, brings 300,000 music fans to the Simón...


The Cathedral of Our Lady of Mercy, located in the main park, is the main Catholic church in Jericó, a town whose faith...

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International Jazz Festival

Lively rhythms can be heard in Mompox every October during the International Jazz Festival, where national and...
Holy Week - A destination with religious tradition

Photo by: Filiberto Pinzón - Pueblos Patrimoniales

Holy Week

The Easter celebrations that have been held in Mompox since 1564 have yet to lose their luster. Processions loaded with...
Experiences you can't miss
Religious - A people with faith

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Visitors can enjoy the many religious events in Colombia ranging from processions and ancient rituals to the beauty of...
Heritage Destinations - World class treasures

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Heritage Destinations

Places which have been designated as world heritage sites are joined by others which Colombia has given unparallelled...