Photo by: Archivo fotográfico Fontur

History in the Streets

A Historical Port

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WHY LIVE THIS EXPERIENCE IN COLOMBIA?

Upon crossing some of the 40 bridges that have been built in Honda and walking slowly along the narrow cobblestone streets such as the Calle de las Trampas evokes the troubled past of this port that, during the Colonial, was joined with Mompox through the Magdalena river. This was one of the main locations for the distribution of goods for the New Kingdom of Granada. 

 

 

1

Discovered in 1539, the village became a town in 1643 and was named San Bartolomé of Honda.

2

Honda was an important location for the Botanical Expedition that was led by José Celestino Mutis.

 

3

Former President Alfonso López Pumarejo and the late bullfighter 'Pepe' Cáceres were born in Honda.

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